alder table and vase

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 08-02-2008 04:24 AM 1828 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little diddy I whipped up because I had the veneer (toma) and some left over alder from a job we did that required 10/4. The top is Toma bordered with purple heart inlay. The stain is a light coat of mohawk ultra penatrating stain (cherry) that was thinned. Then it was toned with the dark color, taking several coats to achieve the two tone result. I made the table first then desided it would be nice if it came with the vase. Turning is one of my favorite things to do in woodworking, so to be able to mix it in with everything else is always a pleasure. One day I will post some pictures of some vanities I did that I turned the legs for, but until then, enjoy.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 08-02-2008 04:27 AM

That table top wood grain is off the charts. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 08-02-2008 04:45 AM

Sweet and clean, nice veneer, like this very much

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 08-02-2008 05:56 AM

Nice table, I really like the birdseye.

Thanks for posting

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#4 posted 08-02-2008 11:07 AM

Nice table

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#5 posted 08-02-2008 01:53 PM

Very, very elegant. Good job.

—marc in aylmer, qc


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#6 posted 08-02-2008 04:17 PM

Nice lines and the contrast in color really puts the focus on the veneered top. Is staining alder as difficult as staining birch?

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#7 posted 08-02-2008 06:15 PM

Nice table. I like the veneer on top and the purple heart is cool around it. The two woods go good together.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#8 posted 08-02-2008 11:03 PM

kolwdwrkr, I agree with your comments on turning. The only problem is getting the time to concentrate on it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 08-04-2008 03:37 AM

Nice table

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#10 posted 08-04-2008 07:06 AM

Cool table….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 03-18-2010 08:34 AM

I love the look of a simply beautiful piece of art. Thank you so much for understanding how woods can help each other to become whole. The proportions are perfect. The contrast between the stunning toma and the understated purpleheart is grand. Thank you for sharing….......

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#12 posted 06-09-2010 03:00 PM

awesome, the vase really ties it all together. good looking table, very shiny!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#13 posted 06-09-2010 06:12 PM

Nice little diddy well done it looks super

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