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Project by Bill Akins posted 07-26-2013 12:57 PM 839 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago , Marc Spagnuolo of The Wood Whisperer, asked for project ideas and I suggested this. His version was the tilt top table but I opted for the stationary top. I ordered cherry from Bell Forrest Products. The sliding dovetails were handcut which I learned from The Woodwright Shop. I tapered and rounded the legs on my shaving horse using a drawknife and spokeshave. I had to make an extension on my lathe to turn the column, the video for that is here and Marc allowed me to film the alternate way that I made my table which is here. For the finish I used a mixture of 1/3 each of denatured alcohol, shellac and BLO. After 2 coats of that then 3 coats of wiping varnish followed by a coat of Renaissance wax.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 01:13 PM

Very nicely done and most attractive!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 07-26-2013 01:19 PM

Very delicate looking . Nice project : )
Did the alcohol and oil blend together easily ? Never tried blending shellac and BLO together yet.
I’m still learning the finishing game : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Bill Akins

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#3 posted 07-26-2013 01:37 PM

Thanks. Dusty, it mixes fine but likes to separate quickly so I give the old gravy jar a shake every now and then.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 01:43 PM

SOOOO SWEEEEET!
Very cool project, Very beautiful table!
You have got some skills, man skills.
Keep up the great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 02:25 PM

Thank you …I’ll have to do some experimenting as well : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 04:50 PM

That is wonderful Bill. The lines of the table flow beautifully.

I am in the early stages of building a similar table. I will be sure to watch your video this weekend. Thanks for much for posting this.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#7 posted 07-29-2013 04:34 PM

Wonderful table! Great design and great execution. Like the legs, very well crafted. Great work!

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#8 posted 07-30-2013 04:24 PM

awesome… I want one!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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