Matsuri is not a woman name

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Project by Julio Alonso posted 02-14-2013 03:26 PM 3550 views 27 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my last work customade. It is a small side table made of ash and beech. The client ask me for those two colors combination I dont like that much but money rules. Matsuri means party in japanese more or less and fireworks come into my mind when I thought of the design, so the main joint at this project is bridle.


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#1 posted 02-14-2013 03:27 PM

I like it, really cool detail with the legs and dovetails.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 02-14-2013 03:46 PM

A truly amazing piece!

I have never seen this type of splayed-wood joint before – it utterly cool!

What I can’t figure out is how you keep the wood from splitting further in the future after the piece is done.

Any tips?

And you are correct – I think darker wood for the uprights would have been better, but the customer is always correct! :-)

Thanks for posting this – a great build!


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#3 posted 02-14-2013 03:56 PM

That’s some really unique joinery, I dig it!

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#4 posted 02-14-2013 03:56 PM

Beautiful Joinery. Don’t apologize for making it to suit the customer. They were lucky to find a craftsman who could complete their vision.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 03:56 PM

Neat design. Like your joinery choice.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 02-14-2013 03:58 PM

Everything about this table is elegant, the design, the joinery and the craftsmanship. Thank you for posting so many detailed photos.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 02-14-2013 04:49 PM

Thank you so much for the detailed pictures of the build. I love the design of the table.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#8 posted 02-14-2013 04:51 PM

looks nice

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#9 posted 02-14-2013 05:31 PM

I love that joinery. Very creative.

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 05:44 PM

As other have said The joinery IS beautiful.
But I’m wondering … are people still using rotary dial phones? LOL

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#11 posted 02-14-2013 06:26 PM

Beautiful work and craftsmanship! Very Inspirational!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#12 posted 02-14-2013 06:27 PM

Wow. This little table is a “joinery clinic”! The leg joints remind me of Roy Underhill’s “Mystery Mallet” episode. Awesome skills!

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#13 posted 02-14-2013 06:50 PM

Very Neat Design!

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#14 posted 02-14-2013 07:27 PM

Es un trabajo interesante. Un alarde de técnicas y buen hacer tradicinales. Si me permites una observación sin menosprecio de ningún aspecto de tu trabajo, sino por exponer otro enfoque que tal vez no tenga más valor que el de ser diferente: cuando diseño hago tengo en cuenta el número de elementos que se pueden enumerar a simple vista en el objeto. Luego procuro ajustarlos y coordinarlos como un todo. Si te interesa hablar del tema, estaré encantado.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#15 posted 02-14-2013 08:04 PM

Your home page says that you are a trainee. I don’t think so. Who came up that design?? Great skills….........

-- mike...............

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