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Dining table with crazy top pattern

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Project by tri4funnow posted 12-04-2013 04:27 AM 3396 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woods: 8/4 – hard maple, bubinga, Purple Heart, jatoba, leopard wood, African mahogany, American walnut, iroko, zebra wood, padauk, wenge

~500 biscuits (these guys are a life saver)

Sanded to 1000 grit

Total weight ~300kg
My wife’s desire for this table came from Ariele Lasko’s designs http://brooklyntowest.blogspot.com

This was my second woodworking project after a hard maple cutting board.

-- Holy crap I need a lot of help, but I am loving the journey!





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-04-2013 07:39 AM

Very incredible work. Nothing like diving in. Your wife should love it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 12-04-2013 09:08 AM

Wow funky! Which is a good thing… Nice display of many great woods….. Great table. would like to see it with the finish on it….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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bowtie

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#3 posted 12-04-2013 11:02 AM

beautiful and unique.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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michelletwo

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#4 posted 12-04-2013 12:08 PM

welcome to LJ’s. neat table top. I ususally dislike stuff like this, but this is very cool

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Steve Tripp

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#5 posted 12-04-2013 01:12 PM

Very cool.

-- Steve Tripp, Minneapolis, MN

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#6 posted 12-04-2013 02:22 PM

Welcome to LJs… Very cool design, a fine table to be sure… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#7 posted 12-04-2013 02:54 PM

Very nice table!
It’s a good thing to start with a big project. I did that, too. ;-)
Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#8 posted 12-04-2013 02:58 PM

It’s a nice table made of a wide range of woods and that makes it an eye catcher. Nice work.

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

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

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Bobsboxes

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#9 posted 12-04-2013 03:23 PM

Super looking table, great design. Keep them coming, for your second project you took on a big one. Great wok.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#10 posted 12-04-2013 03:48 PM

Great job, I love it. Better use plain colored plates though!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-04-2013 04:48 PM

Wow that’s amazing ,what a involved glue up and unique design.
I can’t help but wonder if you banding around the perimeter is going to cause wood movement problem.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/55502

A quote from that thread

“” I wrapped the table top in Maple to make it look more finished.,”

Your statement above is the issue, Odds are you glued the band , thus not allowing the board to move, and when it got inside , and began to dry out .. it started to shrink.. End grain or not , wood moves.

most of the modern-day adhesives are stronger than the wood itself, so it cracked in the direction of least resistence ..

I would imagine if you cut the band off and work some glue into the crack it will close and be fine.

Charles Neil “

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Shoedawg

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#12 posted 12-04-2013 07:41 PM

Nice. How many hours were put into this??

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Heavy

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#13 posted 12-04-2013 07:48 PM

Very nice top. Good job

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tri4funnow

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#14 posted 12-05-2013 02:55 AM

Wow! Thank you everyone. I joined LJ not knowing what to expect. I really appreciate the feedback.

a1Jim – this is something I am very worried about but the edges looked aweful. I had biscuits showing from where the edges were straight cut. I’m not sure how I would fix it at this stage. Ideas?

Shoedawg – my guess is 160 hours but that is a guess.

All- any recommendations on how to finish it?

-- Holy crap I need a lot of help, but I am loving the journey!

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hoss12992

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#15 posted 12-05-2013 04:20 AM

Great job. Love the design and welcome to LJ’s

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

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