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Project by Willie Wolf posted 01-02-2014 05:36 AM 1619 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was designed by William Ng and was the second project that my fellow woodworker started but never completed.

It is made from African mahogany with ebony splines, inlays and pegs.

The basic construction methodology is mortise and tenon.

-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon





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Greg

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 05:47 AM

Gorgeous! Well done. Did you take Ng’s class or just buy the plans?

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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exelectrician

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 05:48 AM

Sweet project, beautiful workmanship!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Willie Wolf

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 05:58 AM

I never took a class from William Ng, although I did meet him and communicated with him when I assumed the responsibility for completing this table and the hall table (a previous post). He provided me the plans once I explained the situation with his former student.

Inheriting projects in pieces and parts is challenging. I learned a lot completing both projects.

I admire the work of the Greene brothers. If you have a chance, you should visit Pasadena, California and see the houses they built.

-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon

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Greg

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 06:24 AM

Willie, funny you mention that. Recently, a neighbor went and brought me back literature saying I gotta go. Ever since, I have been threatening to go as I only live about an hour away. I will definitely go. I really like the whole architectural aspect of G& G.

Quick Trivia Question: Who knows what the LARGEST G&G inspired building in the world is?????

Answer: The Grand California Hotel at Disneyland, Anaheim, California (‘bout 2 miles away from my house)

I didn’t realize you were completing the project. Ok, got it. Regardless, it is a beauty!

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 01-02-2014 11:10 AM

That is a beautiful table Willie, you did an awesome job making it….very nice indeed.
Thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 01-02-2014 11:19 AM

Wow! That’s really impressive. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful piece.

-- Todd, the Tool Man - http://www.toolboxbuzz.com

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#7 posted 01-02-2014 12:32 PM

Outstanding! This is truly a beautiful piece, and you crafted it very well for your friend.

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

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#8 posted 01-02-2014 12:32 PM

Willie, a really nice project!!! I can only hope to produce something this nice someday. Can you tell me what do you think the cost of just the lumber was? Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#9 posted 01-02-2014 12:58 PM

Flat out awesome!!! Love this jewel…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 01-02-2014 02:43 PM

very nice

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#11 posted 01-02-2014 03:07 PM

Beautiful table, very nice indeed.

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

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Willie Wolf

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#12 posted 01-02-2014 05:18 PM

African mahogany is some of the least expensive but I find that it can be prone to tear out when machine surfacing.

Genuine mahogany can cost $12-18 a board foot depending on figure and thickness.

This project most likely had 10 board feet of wood. The legs where 8/4 stock. Everything else was 4/4 stock.

-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon

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#13 posted 01-02-2014 05:46 PM

Very nice build! The details are just great.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Belg1960

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#14 posted 01-02-2014 06:12 PM

Willie, thanks for the info. If I could ask what is the finish? Also is there a standard finish for this style of furniture.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#15 posted 01-02-2014 06:49 PM

Awesome job, you stayed true to form with the green and green style. Nice job finishing as well.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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