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Project by Geoffrey Young posted 576 days ago 1462 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little project. I got a couple of meters of 40mm pine dowelling from my local DIY megastore,
cheaper to buy than turn them yourself.
I cut them to leght then worked out the angles and made a mitre box to cut with a hand saw the intersect and the bevel angles at the same time, the cross joints are kind of a half halving joint in that they only half intersect, the hardest part was working out the bevel angles on round surfaces.
All joints have two 10mm dowels, though they dont need them, its better to be to stong.

The legs were sposterbe more a endless vetic loop rather than three X’s, still awsome.
I stained the legs with Miratone blaze red and sealed with clear polyurathane.

The first plan was to make the whole thing red and use a round top but i chickened out and left the top,
thinking a big red circulure top would hide and overpower the legs, I dont know


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#1 posted 575 days ago

Fantastc looking table!!! Well done.

Way toooooooo much math for me to figure out. I’ll bet it was a challenge. One you handled quite well.

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#2 posted 575 days ago

Wow, cool little project!

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#3 posted 575 days ago

Interesting design, well done.

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#4 posted 575 days ago

Amazing design, great job.

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#5 posted 575 days ago

Really an interesting build, very nice. I like the leg configurations, nice design.

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#6 posted 575 days ago

I agree with your choice to not paint the seat. SPOT ON! Neat little stool

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#7 posted 575 days ago

Very, very nice. The only complaint I have is that my wife really likes it also. Guess where this is going, yep, in the favorites bin for later study

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#8 posted 575 days ago

Beautifully designed!Very very nice!

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#9 posted 575 days ago

Spectacular table! Like the modern design, gives it an edge. Wonderful color contrast with the red legs and the very nice smooth top.


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#10 posted 575 days ago

You are doing some great stuff Geoff. I might have to give you my exhibition space at Taylor Jensen gallery if you want it for this year!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#11 posted 575 days ago

Neat legs !

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#12 posted 575 days ago

Very cool love the design.

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#13 posted 456 days ago

Very cool. I think you made the right choice leaving the top natural.

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