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Project by RussellAP posted 10-23-2013 05:57 PM 1171 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Top is obviously 8/4 walnut with some sapwood on the front. The bottom is spalted maple.
I decided to go ahead and post this now, but I do have to resand on board on the apron, it’s got planer stripe. Hard to see until you put oil on.
Finish is Danish oil natural, c’mon, what else COULD you use on spalted maple?
The legs are 5/4 stock glued up to make 8/4, then the pattern is cut on the BS and shaped with hand planes, spindle sander and ROS.
One of the most challenging projects so far.

I’m very pleased with this piece.

Thank you for looking.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 10-23-2013 08:58 PM

great looking table. The spalted maple and walnut is a nice looking combination.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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gsimon

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#2 posted 10-23-2013 09:04 PM

Nice work!

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 10-23-2013 09:40 PM

Very interesting piece—nice wood combinations and design.

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

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GOOD LUCK TO ALL

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#4 posted 10-23-2013 09:53 PM

I think it really could have been a cool table, as is though, I think the board laying on the ground between the legs is out of place and looks like an after thought.
I understand you probably did it to get a bigger footprint for balance but for me it doesn’t work.
Move it up to the bottom stretchers and it would look awesome.

Sorry for the negative rant, but that’s my opinion.

(Another thought to get more stability would have been to splay the legs outwards a little.)

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RussellAP

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#5 posted 10-23-2013 10:03 PM

Kevin, I tried it there, but the legs need to have an unobstructed view. I spent a week on those babies.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 10-24-2013 12:14 AM

That is beautiful BUT I tend to agree with Kevin only I would have done a narrow vertical stringer at the second cross brace. Not bad mouthing your project, just offering an idea.

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

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#7 posted 10-24-2013 12:28 AM

Really nice table Russell. I almost agreed with Kevin about the bottom shelf. I looked at your FB page and saw the one pic not on the grass. In the grass it seems like the shelf is sitting on the ground. Seeing the legs in their entirety changes the look completely. It’s a good look!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 10-24-2013 12:54 AM

Yeah, the grass hides a couple inches of leg.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 10-24-2013 01:15 AM

In that case I will retract my comment! I thought that shelf was sitting on the floor.

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

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GOOD LUCK TO ALL

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#10 posted 10-24-2013 02:09 AM

To each, his own.

Can you post a pic with it on a solid surface?

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#11 posted 01-28-2014 06:55 PM

Nice looking piece. I wish my grass was green like that.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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