A Hepplewhite style Federal game table in six days, PIX.

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Project by John Fry posted 09-18-2008 02:57 AM 3842 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Hepplewhite style Federal game table, in solid walnut, with veneers, inlays, string banding, and rosewood cross banding.

This was a joint project with expert woodworker and friend, Jack Hutchison from Houston, TX. We built it in six days.

You can read the full story of our joint projects by visiting my blog HERE

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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#1 posted 09-18-2008 03:04 AM

again, an amazing project. Fantastic work!

-- making sawdust....

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Tony Z

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#2 posted 09-18-2008 03:08 AM

Impressive. How many hours a day did you put in?

-- Tony, Ohio

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#3 posted 09-18-2008 03:32 AM

Very nice, and fast for such high quality.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 09-18-2008 03:42 AM

Wow, that’s top notch.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#5 posted 09-18-2008 03:46 AM

Wow John, just WOW!

I’m glad I looked at the blog, to see how much hard work you put into this project, before commenting, because it just showed how much hard work goes into something like this.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#6 posted 09-18-2008 03:47 AM

Great looking table. I wish I could get that done in six days.

Keep up the good work

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#7 posted 09-18-2008 03:55 AM

That looks awesome, and only 6 days! Time sure flies when you are having fun.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 09-18-2008 04:58 AM

This is one of those “wow” projects that just makes me scratch my head and wonder how anybody can do something so beautifully!

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

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#9 posted 09-18-2008 05:22 AM

Stunning work! I am off to read the blog to learn more.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#10 posted 09-18-2008 08:55 AM

Wow, great quality in only six days. Well done.


-- Woody, UK

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#11 posted 09-18-2008 01:50 PM

Hi, very nice work.
Beautifull veneer inside.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#12 posted 09-18-2008 03:10 PM

John and Jack….......this is a wonderful project. The idea of 2 woodworkers coming together to work the manufacturing process is great stuff. Morning coffee, production meeting, job assignments, who’s better at what task, what has to be done by days end to keep production flowing, machine set-ups. Yeah we can talk about a Hepplewhite and his design elements, but then we loose the true value of this project. 2 friends and thoughtful woodworkers figuring out how to push a quality product through a shop in 6 days. That’s the kind of fine furniture manufactruing we never get a chance to discuss.

US woodworking seems to always get lost in handy fads….......thanks for reminding us that a machine set-up can produce numerous high quality parts and that by mixing materials (machined and commercially prepared) a high-end, limited edition line of furniture is still possible to design.

This project goes well beyond….......”Wow that’s a nice piece of furniture”

Love this stuff…............Neil

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#13 posted 09-18-2008 04:32 PM

Great looking table. I love all the veneer and inlay work that went into this table. I think it would be so fun to do a project with another fellow woodworking and a great way to learn. You both did a great job and Iam sure you had a lot of fun doing it.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#14 posted 09-18-2008 05:55 PM

Nice, like the inlays!

-- Have a blessed day!

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#15 posted 09-18-2008 06:58 PM

It would take me 6 days to do just the inlays.

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