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Hi everyone,

greetings from Germany. So this is my first post on lumberjocks, although I´m a silent reader on lumberjocks for several years. I like to work with wood as a hobbyist and it´s great to have a platform to share this hobby with other people (there isn´t such an big community in Germany regarding woodworking).

So, first of all, i would like to present you a current project of mine: A mahogany hall table…it´s my first table at all and i thought to give it some asian styled influenced elements. It´s finished with several coats of shellac and rubbed out with wax and steel-wool.

I hope you like it and i´ll post some more projects soon!

P.S. Please be indulgent to my english ;-)

Robert





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mafe

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#1 posted 255 days ago

Hi Robert,
Looks really like a beautiful work you have done there.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 255 days ago

Very nicely done and looks great!

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

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TerryDowning

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#3 posted 255 days ago

Nicely done Robert, welcome to LJ

-- - Terry

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ohwoodeye

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#4 posted 255 days ago

Very nice.
I can’t keep my eyes from scanning all over the picture, finding new details each time and my brain from wondering how this piece is attached or constructed.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Richforever

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#5 posted 255 days ago

Gorgeous design! Thanks for posting!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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DKV

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#6 posted 255 days ago

Wow!

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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tefinn

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#7 posted 255 days ago

Beautiful table! Great design! Is it all mahogany? The legs look to be a different wood.

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

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Robbie01011987

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#8 posted 255 days ago

Hey everyone,

thanks for your comments.
I forgot to mention, that i also used ebony….the small black “connection plugs” as well as the small plugs at the bottom. It´s all made of mahogany, but there is in fact some difference in the color of the legs. I was able to get a couple of mahogany boards from a professional woodworker and mixed up the wood to get enough material for the table. The first picture shows the final table with all finishes and (fortunately) there isn´t a big difference in the wood anymore.

Regarding the joinery: a tried to join the table via tenon and mortise (for the first time), but i decided to make the joints by loose tenons (what reminds me to get a Festool Domino as soon as possible :-) ). But in this case, I routed the mortises and cut some loose tenons. Here is another picture of the underframe.

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NaptownWood

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#9 posted 255 days ago

Your english and your table are mighty fine.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 255 days ago

Very beautiful

Welcome to LJs

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Deadeye

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#11 posted 255 days ago

Gut gemacht, und herzlich willkommen auf Lumberjocks.

-- Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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spud72

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#12 posted 255 days ago

Great Job, Great results

-- Guy,PEI

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smitdog

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#13 posted 255 days ago

Beautiful, nice styling Robert

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Robbie01011987

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#14 posted 255 days ago

Gut gemacht, und herzlich willkommen auf Lumberjocks.

Ein Deutscher? :-)

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#15 posted 255 days ago

Sieht sehr gut aus und herzliche wilkommen from Alistair der alte Schotte mit den kurze rocke.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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