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Project by Texcaster posted 03-11-2014 10:17 PM 1507 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a fireplace mantel with a piano inlay in the late 80’s before I had my own shed. This table followed. I have not seen one before or since until a few days ago on this site. I posted a photo of my design here and said I might make a breadboard.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/57273 second comment in. Copy my work if you like but don’t call it your own.

The round long edge/ reverse and carved end is my signature table edge developed over the years.

From the early 80’s, until we bought a computer in 2005, I didn’t read woodworking magazines as a steady diet. I could see it was mainly people following trends and much work looked the same. A lot like Lyle Lovett, who loved Dylan but wouldn’t listen to him because he didn’t want to end up sounding or writing like Dylan

EDIT I hope you like this one as much as the other one.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 10:19 PM

very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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JL7

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 12:58 AM

Very cool build Bill. Thanks for posting it…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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chadirvin

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 01:06 AM

Nice work indeed but i seriously doubt you were the first to come up with the design of a piano. Maybe you should give credit to that person before calling someone else out.

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Texcaster

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 01:53 AM

Thanks for the replies fellas.

chadirvin, who would that person be? It would have to be pre 1990. I may have reinvented a wheel but I did it on my own.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#5 posted 03-12-2014 02:01 AM

It is a beautiful table Bill. The feathered friend is a nice touch too.

-- ~Tony

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jaydee127

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#6 posted 03-12-2014 02:48 AM

Bill you have built a wonderful piece.
If someone copies or comes close to building something I have done I consider it a complement.
This site is about sharing the skills and knowledge you have to offer.
What better way than to see your work done by others.
I spent many years in school copping what the teacher was doing.
I really think your table is a beautiful piece. You should be proud of it.
And so should others.

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 03-12-2014 03:42 AM

That is a great looking table!
It is also a great INTERPRETATION of a keyboard….
Or are you saying that YOU invented the keyboard???

Lumberjocks is ALL about sharing….
Our ideas….
Our knowledge….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Texcaster

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#8 posted 03-12-2014 06:15 AM

Cheers once again boys,
DIYaholic, you know exactly what I’m saying. LJS is about sharing, ideas, knowledge and…...design source. I do exactly that. Anything not original in my projects is noted. As stated in my op ” I have not seen one before or after”.

I may as well throw these on the heap…. cupboards in my hall. A dresser with salvaged keys got away without photos. This is a motif that is always with me, I play piano as well as strings.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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eddie

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#9 posted 03-12-2014 06:34 AM

great job on the table ,love the finish ,but your not the first and don’t own that design its been around along time .
http://youtu.be/8sFlBJ1Jk3w

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Texcaster

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#10 posted 03-12-2014 07:39 AM

Is there a surprise cutting board at the end? 6 min. is too long for me to listen to Billy Joel.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 03-12-2014 09:51 AM

Awesome. Love the look of this

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

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#12 posted 03-12-2014 11:31 AM

I guess I need to stop rounding over my edges since you own that copyright as well…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#13 posted 03-12-2014 11:58 AM

Nice copy of the leg on the table.. Who did the original?

-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster

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#14 posted 03-12-2014 12:18 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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Texcaster

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#15 posted 03-12-2014 01:36 PM

Thanks for all the replies,

For those that choose to be obtuse…. you were pretty excited a few days ago when the design was new and fresh.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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