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Project by Zipsss posted 01-20-2014 12:51 PM 1448 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Free form stool/table from an urban walnut tree cut a few years ago in my neighborhood. The combination of a complicated joint and the simplicity of the walnut natural shape complement each other for a nice balanced design.
The finish is 5coats of shellack with one drop of red dye and then car compound and car wax.

-- Zipsss





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 01-20-2014 01:04 PM

Fantastic work on the leg joints, perfect fits. How was this accomplished?, got details?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Glen Peterson

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 02:40 PM

Very nice. Following the work of a master.
Cheers

-- Glen

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Karson

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 02:56 PM

Ze’ev: A beautiful piece of work. Great design and free form shaping.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 03:09 PM

Very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BarbS

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#5 posted 01-20-2014 03:19 PM

Wonderful work! That’s a real eye-catcher in the room, I think. Nicely done.

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#6 posted 01-20-2014 03:35 PM

Beautiful!

-- Dan P.

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R_Stad

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#7 posted 01-20-2014 03:36 PM

Beauty. The joinery really pops in the sapwood. Goes nicely with your rocker. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#8 posted 01-20-2014 04:23 PM

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#9 posted 01-20-2014 04:38 PM

Nice work, Ze’ev

Lee

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josh

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#10 posted 01-20-2014 07:22 PM

I love those joints. Walnut is my friend.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Woodbridge

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#11 posted 01-21-2014 03:18 AM

great looking table. It goes well with the rocker in the background.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 01-21-2014 12:06 PM

Very elegant.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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watermark

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#13 posted 01-22-2014 07:30 AM

Gorgeous. Very well done!

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#14 posted 01-24-2014 03:07 PM

Awesome table, gorgeous walnut and those joints look stunning. Excellent job!

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