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09-25-2011 11:19 PM

This Cherry coffee table will make it’s debut at the Milwaukee Fine Furnishings Show next weekend:

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682


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#1 posted 09-25-2011 11:26 PM

Nice looking table, I like the butterfly element and the natural look and shape of the slab.

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 11:26 PM

The stylised butterflies are beautiful.

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 11:42 PM

Great work, love the butterflies!Hope it does really well

-- shavins

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#4 posted 09-26-2011 12:54 AM

I love this piece. Very nice work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 09-26-2011 03:31 AM

Very nice job. I like the way you let the naturaly beauty of the wood guide the design of the top. That is some pretty wood.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#6 posted 09-26-2011 01:47 PM

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#7 posted 09-26-2011 02:07 PM

The legs intrigue me, as they are very linear and rigid in shape and design, yet the spacing is dependent upon the slab that they support, since one end is wider than the other. It appears that there are also 2-sizes of dowels, correct?

I like the contrast between the curves of natural slab, in combination with the linearity of the legs.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 09-26-2011 02:16 PM

Hi Jonathan

It may be hard to see in the photo above but the legs are splayed at 9 degress, they also have a slight taper, about 1” from bottom to top. The dowels are actually 1/2” & 3/4” copper pipe. The copper will age nicely with the Cherry. Below is a photo showing the splay of the legs, again without oil, I’ll photo the finished bench at the show, 2nd coat of oil goes on this morning.

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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#9 posted 09-26-2011 02:20 PM

Here is one more view, it shows the slight taper to the legs. I didn’t want the taper to be obvious but rather something discovered after looking a bit:

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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#10 posted 09-26-2011 02:27 PM

Thanks for the additional information and photos. I’ve thought about using copper pipe on a future project, probably in a semi-similar fashion. I could see there were angles involved in the original photo, but these extras really highlight them.

Again, a great piece!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#11 posted 09-26-2011 02:30 PM

I forgot to ask what Type (K, L, M) of copper pipe you used?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 09-26-2011 03:41 PM

I used type L, they are glued into place with 30 minute epoxy. I use the same epoxy for stainless steel as well.

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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#13 posted 09-26-2011 05:20 PM

Thank you! Good to know.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#14 posted 09-26-2011 05:24 PM

I forgot to mention, rough up the ends on the metal before gluing in place. I use 80 – 150 grit paper.

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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#15 posted 09-26-2011 06:09 PM

Good point. Give the epoxy something to grab. Did you burnish the visible part of the copper pipe with a higher grit paper?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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