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Thorsen Table contest #2: a couple tables

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Blog entry by scottb posted 04-21-2007 10:23 PM 862 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Showing my hand... Part 2 of Thorsen Table contest series Part 3: getting started »

I had this idea… Dick lit a fire

Here are a couple tables I made this morning – without glue or any mechanical fasteners! (or any milling or cutting, just used some mahogany I had on hand…

coming soon.... the real work in progress!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-21-2007 10:38 PM

Interesting.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Karson

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#2 posted 04-21-2007 11:10 PM

You mean that this was not real work., just building blocks.

-- 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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scottb

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#3 posted 04-21-2007 11:25 PM

The top is an off cut from my recipe box, the rest is from a huge box of pen blanks….

I’ll have some pictures of the real table posted this weekend – I’ve been milling lumber this afternoon!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 04-21-2007 11:49 PM

Wow!! pretty cool, I’m glad I was able to light that fire, but I only meant to give yoiu a kick start. Whatever it was it worked I guess.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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David

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#5 posted 04-22-2007 12:48 AM

Scott – You ar supposed to do a SketchUp drwaing first THEN build the project! LOL You are not being distracted from your box series I hope.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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scottb

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#6 posted 04-22-2007 03:21 AM

Actually I was struck with this brainstorm (for the real table yesterday or the day before) I was going to do this anyway (with the pen blanks)... you just gave me a good segue into it, Dick… all a matter of timing (comic or otherwise)

Trying not to stay away from the boxes, but I still haven’t started #4 just yet… Haven’t given Sketch-up the time it needs yet, but I did do a photoshop “sketch” of my second or third table (which was summarily dismissed).

I would be spending the rest of the weekend prepping pen blanks for another set, but I’m waiting for some drillbits, so fortunately the table and perhaps my next box will get the attention the deserve!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 04-22-2007 07:05 PM

Nice set of twins, you forgot your ebony buttons though. I can’t find a bread box, for the end of mine. Anybody know where to get one. I typed breadbox in Rocklers search and it sent me to Meijer Thrifty Acres. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#8 posted 04-23-2007 04:26 AM

Mike you take a long loaf of Italian bread and put it in a low temp oven probably around 225 for 16 hours after that time you will be able to cut it to size on your table saw. LOL

But make sure you stay beside the oven to insure that no flames crop up. Flame will make the breadboard unworkable and probably too dark, unless of course you are using Walnut as your base wood.

Good luck.

Please take this with lick of salt, and don’t send the fire brigade to my house.

-- 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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oscorner

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#9 posted 04-24-2007 03:44 AM

You did all this in one morning. YOU’RE AN ANIMAL!!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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