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markplusone

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03-19-2011 02:04 AM

Ive been working doing contract woodworking for myself for the last year and I just got an order for 6 tables in solid walnut! I love the look of walnut (who doesnt) but these tables are HEAVY with it! The customer wants 36-40” wide by 5’-10’ long tables made to a finished thickness of 2” with the live edge left on the table. The rough I got was anywhere from 12”-22” wide, 2.375”-2.5” thick and 10’-13’ long. The truck was really squatin. The leg material they gave me was a single board 4.125” thick and 18” wide about 12’ long. Im about an inch shorter after lifting it once! Needless to say, they wanted solid one piece legs. Still, I almost cried when I had to cut it down to rough size. Already have a crotch cutoff that is just big enough for my new rifle stock but Ill have to toss that in front of them to see if they let me keep it. But yeah Im loving having it around and play with. I love my job!

-- Dont carry that which you dont hold with.


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#1 posted 03-19-2011 02:25 AM

If I could stick out my tongue at you I would!
Sounds like it’s going to be a great project. Keep us up to date on the progress(with pics too)
Good luck.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 02:35 AM

Beautiful stuff, I wish I could buy that kind of lumber for my own projects.
and about that rifle stock… I say that unless their project will really benefit from that crotch piece, consider it scrap like any other cutoff. extra material is always part of the projects, and the cutoffs are yours. I guess it is a little more courteous to offer them the piece, but as long as you didnt waste their money buying material specifically for your needs, I say it is standard practice.

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 10:24 AM

That is some serious wood…..

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 03:08 PM

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#5 posted 03-20-2011 03:24 PM

That’s a lotta walnut! :-)

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

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#6 posted 03-21-2011 11:58 PM

The tables are coming out well too. They look pretty good. Ill post some pics soon.

-- Dont carry that which you dont hold with.

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#7 posted 03-27-2011 04:49 AM

here are some pics of the tables.


The guy in the last pic was caught off guard trying to get coffee. Just meant to get the leg blanks in there. The tables still have the bark on for now till we do final sanding. We get that off with a hatchet and a draw knife. They are loaded up in the truck heading for the wide belt sander and we will bring them back, final sand them and then deliver to the customer. Really these were a lot of fun. Everything except the weight. My back is still complaining!

-- Dont carry that which you dont hold with.

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#8 posted 03-27-2011 04:51 AM

By the way there are six tables but only 5 went on the truck. The 5’ one was my sample and is safely stored under the workbench wrapped in a heavy blanket.

-- Dont carry that which you dont hold with.

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