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Project by dan mosheim posted 491 days ago 1182 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,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 491 days ago

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

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Sandra

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#2 posted 491 days ago

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

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CL810

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#3 posted 491 days ago

Masterful!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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shipwright

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#4 posted 491 days ago

Really nicely done Dan.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 491 days ago

Another fantastic project, beautiful table Dan

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 491 days ago

beautiful table and amazing craftsmanship.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 491 days ago

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

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

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SteveGaskins

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#8 posted 491 days ago

Absolutely beautiful, Dan. I love the table.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Moron

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#9 posted 491 days ago

Dreamy

Nicely done

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 491 days ago

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…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 491 days ago

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

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MonteCristo

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#12 posted 491 days ago

Impressive piece, as usual !

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exelectrician

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#13 posted 491 days ago

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

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stefang

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#14 posted 491 days ago

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.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Ben

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#15 posted 490 days ago

you made a gorgeous table

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