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Project by grizzman posted 11-21-2012 05:42 PM 2572 views 6 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well this has been a work Ive been waiting to do for some time, and i finally got to a point where i was caught up and i said to myself, were doing it…so off i went, and i cant tell you how much sanding i had to do, lots and lots and lots, but i got it to where i was very happy, final sanding was 400 grit, first off i know the pictures are not the best, but its the best i could do…so please forgive that, but i think you can see the beauty that this wood has, and Ive waited for the right pieces of walnut to do justice to the top,this is a 32 inch high table and is about 7 feet long, there is an oak sub structure that supports the top slab and the trestle is keyed with cherry keys, that’s what i call them …i finished this with BLO and im very happy with the final outcome, not sure where it will go, but im very glad to have had this beautiful wood to work with and it gave me a look into the world of the master, George Nakashima, I want to learn more of his work and maybe do more in the future, thanks for looking, and for any and all comments, happy thanksgiving to you all.,,,grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 05:45 PM

Very cool Bob this is a real wonderful bench and a real one of a kind,great job buddy.

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 05:49 PM

Something raw and edgy! I like it a lot.

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 05:50 PM

Happy Thanksgiving. Nice project by the way!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 06:03 PM

Love it. Beautiful wood. I am searching for the perfect slabs to build a Nakashima inspired table. He is the master of everything I do.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 06:58 PM

Please excuse me Bob this is a table and a beautiful table too.

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 07:15 PM

Wow, Grizz, that is gorgeous!!!
About how tall is it?
Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving, Bob.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 11-21-2012 07:52 PM

Good bench, Grizz

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 11-21-2012 08:00 PM

this Table is about 32 inches tall and is about 7 feet long, i was not going to cut on this top, it had to be shown just as it was…so its a big TABLE…thanks for your comments.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 11-21-2012 08:09 PM

Griz, nice stuff and pretty grain. Gobble, gobble to you.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 11-21-2012 08:43 PM

the base is awesome

-- Joel

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#11 posted 11-21-2012 09:41 PM

very nice i like it

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#12 posted 11-21-2012 10:14 PM

Hey Grizzman I could live with this opiece real easy, in fact if you have lost my address let’s know & I’ll resend :: ))
That is one very nice table

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 11-21-2012 10:30 PM


A beautiful table. A great build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 11-21-2012 10:33 PM

Beautiful piece. Are the ends book-matched or are they different?

I really like everything you did with this. Love the butterfly on the one end too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#15 posted 11-21-2012 10:47 PM

Beautiful table, Grizz.

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