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Project by Bloonose posted 09-05-2008 12:45 PM 2215 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st post on this forum, thank you for the welcome messages I’ve already had. This is something which I completed a few weeks ago. I have a few other things which need some finish applied which I’ll post soon.
It’s American Walnut with a Burr/Burl Walnut veneer top, edged with Satinwwod and Ebony Stringing. The Rails have Burr Walnut fielded panels with Ebony Cockbeads. The Legs have Satinwood Socks and Ebony Stringing. The top is French Polished which is very difficult to photograph as its full gloss, and the rest is satin. I have pictures of the full process but I’ve just shown the finished item.

The uploader for the photgraphs on your site seems to cut some of the picture so appologies for the ones I’ve shown.

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#1 posted 09-05-2008 01:02 PM

Welcome to LJs.
Great Job. Clever selection of wood and colour.
I purchased 2 sqf curly marple veneer about 6 months ago, and still haven’t do anything with it. Maybe one day when I’m more confident working with veneer, I will build one likes yours.

Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 09-05-2008 01:21 PM

that top is beautiful!

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#3 posted 09-05-2008 02:54 PM

Wonderful work! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-05-2008 04:41 PM

Great socks. Fantastic table top. The craftsmanship looks wonderfully executed.
Welcome to LJ.

-- Gary, Florida

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#5 posted 09-05-2008 09:44 PM

What a fantastic piece. I would love to see any construction pictures and hear about how you did it.

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#6 posted 09-06-2008 12:21 AM

Thats sweet!!! Few people understand the effort that has to go into french polish work. It looks like you put some real time into this one. Outstanding job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 09-06-2008 12:29 AM

Great looking table!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 09-06-2008 01:25 AM

Bloonose, that’s a stunning piece! I love the contrasts and the burl. I would also like to see a blog on the construction too…including pictures of course.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#9 posted 09-06-2008 02:31 AM

VERY nice table. I always enjoy contrasting woods and you’ve made the most of those. Thanks for showing it.


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#10 posted 09-06-2008 03:02 AM

Oh man that is some good looking burl. Can you elaborate on how you matched it? It looks like a Rorschach test.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#11 posted 09-06-2008 09:57 AM

Thank you for all the kind words, I have no blog so need to figure out a way of uploading pictures of the stages. Is it ok to add more to the 3 above or do they need to be posted some other way?

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#12 posted 09-06-2008 04:20 PM

You can only post three with the uploader. You will need to put them on another site like photobucket then link them in your post by using the Insert image button on the top.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#13 posted 09-06-2008 06:51 PM

I’m trying to learn how to insert the images, hope this works. I had 4 consecutive leaves of veneer which were trimmed by hand and edged with a sharp plane between 2 sheets of ply, then taped and glued to a liiped MDF substrate. A large router bit removed the excess to a measured width and depth on a router table. The banding was made of squares taped together to make lengths which were mitred with a sharp chisel and glued to the gap now made round the edge. After trimming, a slot was cut all round the edges on a spindle moulder, then stringing inserted after being hand mitred on a shooting board. The stringing round the center panel was done with a router and a very small bit. Hope that all makes sense?

Burr panel


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#14 posted 09-06-2008 11:09 PM

Nice table!

Thanks for the post


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#15 posted 09-07-2008 05:55 PM

Gorgeous and incredible details!

-- Happy woodworking!

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