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Project by Nad posted 02-19-2013 04:44 AM 1749 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Black Walnut (Eastren) All made from 1inch by 10 inch demensional walnut from a single log.

Base and Benches is 1 34 strips ripped in sets of four, five or six glued up in 7 foot by 24 inch panels
producing a series of edge grained book matched panels = modern -last pic shows boards ripped and
still in order before glue up.

Top is flat grain =traditional with reversing grains

Table is 36inch by 6 1/2 feet 30 inch tall

Thank you

-- Nad

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 05:53 AM

Great table Dan, Very impressive. I’ve been meaning to do something like this and seeing how it can turn out is absolutely amazing. Nice dogs too!

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 06:25 AM

Thank you Glen , Yes it was an idea rolling around in my head figured would be cool to do straight clean lines
modern type feel then as I was working on it thought the flat grain top was a nice touch , sold it in a heart beat :)

The boys quality control doing the tipping test for me. ha ha


-- Nad

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 06:37 AM

Great Job. Legs and bench must have been a lot of work but look fantastic!

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 07:26 AM

Thank you , well you know all in the mind set , I let the machines work on this one – was like 7’
cutting board glue ups 30” wide ;) planer and thickness sander with a lot of light passes and taking time to do straight glue ups was not bad.

milled built and finished in under 60 hours aka one week.

Love your Portuguese proverb lol :)

-- Nad

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 04:11 PM

Forgot to ask, Dan -what did you do to join the table top or bench top to the legs? I’m already scheming to make my own ;)

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 05:50 PM

Glen, wood l shaped cleats that attach to top with platinum wood screws “by hand” and fit into dedicated
slots on the shirt /base components . a tip : I used “B grade” walnut to get the variance in colour on the base and benches. is a bit cheaper two ;) Cherry would work nicely I think as well

-- Nad

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 06:13 PM

This is one fine looking table Dan.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 06:15 PM

Beautiful wood.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 08:29 PM

Hello Dan,
I am a beginner of wood, for me it will be a dream
build projects like yours. Excellent work.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#10 posted 02-19-2013 08:53 PM

WE are al beginners, and get to learn about it ever day until be die , Enjoy everyone should work wood , turn a pen , carve a mixing spoon , make a bird house….

Thank you very much for your kind words
listen to the wood , it knows what it wants to be

-- Nad

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#11 posted 02-20-2013 12:50 AM

Very beautiful and well thought out

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 02-20-2013 02:24 PM

gorgeous, what did you use for finish? I also really like the idea of b grade walnut, the lights contrast very nicely with the darks, while maintaining the same material throughout.

no shop is complete without a shop dog.

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#13 posted 02-20-2013 03:44 PM

semi gloss Urethane

I guess my shop is complete then as I have 3 gun dogs :)
Dog energy is nice in the shop and they know why they eat so well ;)
Thank you All

-- Nad

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