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Project by semi75 posted 305 days ago 1135 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted to make this table for a couple of years now and finally decided to give it a try. The base has always reminded me of roots of fallen trees I played in as a kid. Thank you to Mr Maloof for inspiring so many with this table design. I used Scott Morrison’s template for the base and wanted to make a crescent moon top. I ended up just cutting the moon shape on the bandsaw after making a lot of router templates to try for the perfect arc that I just couldn’t make work. This was my first time sculpting anything with a rasp and I had a lot more sanding time in that I would have though but I already started another one for a Christmas present.





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 305 days ago

I admire all of your work but this one is extra special! I agree with the tree root analogy (that was my first thought). The crescent is something I have wanted to try as well and your turned out so well I am motivated! What wood are the feet made from?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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semi75

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#2 posted 305 days ago

Thank you. The feet are walnut as well and even though they were cut from the same board as the splines along the centerpost they stand out. I’m guessing the slight grain direction gives it almost a lighter color appearance but I can’t say for certain.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 305 days ago

Thanks for the reply. I have had the same experience with walnut.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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hoss12992

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#4 posted 305 days ago

Great job on the table, and love the cresent moon and table legs.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 305 days ago

Beautiful table, really like the stand/legs and what you did with the top is excellent…awesome job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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david38

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#6 posted 305 days ago

looks great

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Ottacat

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#7 posted 304 days ago

Really great project here. This is definitely a beautiful and one-of-a-kind table. Congrats!

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BillBrasky

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#8 posted 304 days ago

Out standing work! I really like the design.

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ScottMorrison

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#9 posted 304 days ago

Dang – wish I would have thought of that. Spectacular work…

-- Scott Morrison, Montana, http://www.finewoodworker.com

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semi75

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#10 posted 303 days ago

Thanks for the comment and fairly priced video and templates Scott. I saw a Maloof side table a few years back and always wanted to make one but likely would not have attempted it for a long while yet without the video.

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#11 posted 300 days ago

Awesome table! Great design, very well executed especially those legs and the crescent top. Excellent work!

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#12 posted 300 days ago

Beautiful wood and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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