a george the third style dining table

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Project by dan mosheim posted 03-24-2013 10:43 PM 1463 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well, here’s a table with a lot of woodworking involved. we made the first, more complex, version of it in the early 90s for a client who photographed, measured, and documented a table they studied while on a trip to england. that table had a more complex edge inlay and brass casters on the pedestals … you can see two photos of that table on my website at this link=. there are several steps in forming the ‘legs’ of the turned column, and i remember struggling with the glue up of the original pedestals, which we solved with a clever jig this time through. not to brag, (it was just dumb luck) that we saved, AND were able to find the original box jig from 1991 for cutting the dovetails in the turned column. i also had a full size drawing of the turnings and the ‘legs’ which saved us some time. you can see many more detailed photos od the setups and steps in this blog post. other projects happening in the shop now too .. i may post another later … i hope you had a relaxing sunday … it is trying, without a lot of success, to be spring in vermont today.

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 03-24-2013 10:49 PM

Wow, Dan! Another masterpiece! It’s beautiful!


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#2 posted 03-24-2013 11:17 PM

Gorgeous. Absolutely stunning, and I can’t begin to imagine the precision those pedestals would require.

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#3 posted 03-24-2013 11:46 PM


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#4 posted 03-24-2013 11:54 PM

Really nicely done Dan.

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#5 posted 03-25-2013 12:38 AM

Another fantastic project, beautiful table Dan

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#6 posted 03-25-2013 12:40 AM

beautiful table and amazing craftsmanship.

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#7 posted 03-25-2013 12:43 AM

You do fantastic work Dan. Always a pleasure to the eyes to see what you have done now ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 03-25-2013 01:09 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Dan. I love the table.

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#9 posted 03-25-2013 01:31 AM


Nicely done

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#10 posted 03-25-2013 02:01 AM

nice to see more work dan, i know you guys are busy all the time and wonder what will be coming next, this was a real beauty, any walnut slabs in the works…

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#11 posted 03-25-2013 04:48 AM

Amazing table. The craftsmanship is great. Love it. Thanks for sharing

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#12 posted 03-25-2013 05:25 AM

Impressive piece, as usual !

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#13 posted 03-25-2013 06:27 AM

So well done it sets the bar, high, very high. Well done!

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#14 posted 03-25-2013 09:34 AM

Beautiful work Dan. There used to be a lot of similar tables around when I was young. They called it’ Duncan Phyfe’ ‘style, though he didn’t actually originate it. I have a jig for routing the leg dovetails very similar to yours. I have only used it a few times, but it really worked well for some plant stands I made. It is nice to see some of the period pieces being reproduced.

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#15 posted 03-25-2013 10:36 PM

you made a gorgeous table

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