Walnut End Table

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Project by Pdl posted 03-18-2013 05:40 AM 1202 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up some walnut shorts at my local supplier in hopes of making something small. I wanted to use my lathe for a project for the 1st time. I turned the legs round but kept the upper 4” square. I have NEVER turned anything useful before. I also wanted the top to be clean and crisp. I have inexspensive tools so it is difficult to create clean straight cuts. All my previous projects I have covered up mistakes with round over bits and trim. I did neither on this one. I am quite happy with the end result. It is roighly 23” wide, 16” deep, and 24” tall. The wood was rough so this is also the 1st project I had to mill from rough down to S4S. I wiped the entire thing down with an oil finish, and I will use a satin poly in the coming days since it is for my mother and she likes to set water overnight. Gotta protect it… Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 06:32 AM

Nice useful first time turn!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 09:44 AM

Nice table.

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 11:07 AM

Very nice table, looks real good. The turned legs came out very well, nice job on the lathe.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 11:22 AM

Nice build. I like that bit o sapwood mixed into a project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 03-23-2013 04:59 PM

Looks nice !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#6 posted 03-28-2013 10:39 AM

Wow! This is a great design.One of the best wood furniture items that will greatly enhance any interior is an end table.End tables are a functional furnishing option that is ideal for putting almost anything on them.

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