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pashley

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10-18-2008 02:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsmanship oak table inspire

I came across this marvelous antique table on ebay, made of qtr sawn oak.

It gives me inspiration…and ideas for other projects. The craftsmanship is so much better than mine (and I’m not too bad) it makes me want to cry like a little girl. LOL

Then I thought, why not share with my buds at LJ, and maybe they’d get inspired too?

If you’d like to also post, on this thread, some inspiring projects, things you’d like to do, or just wild stuff, please do; I think we’d all like to see it!

If you want to see the auction, it’s here.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 10-18-2008 03:26 PM

You are my inspiration, Patrick. I hope to be able to turn out projects half as nice as your scramjets and aircraft carriers one day. :-)

Seriously, I don’t need to look far. I see work on Lumberjocks every day that both humbles and inspires me.

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

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#2 posted 10-18-2008 03:30 PM

Beautiful table. My dad found one very similar in a junk shop about 50 years ago. It was painted GREEN! He always carried a small piece of broken glass in a leather pouch and scraped off some of the paint, saw what was underneath, and “stole” the table for $10. We took it home and stripped the paint and refinished it together. This post brought back many fond memories. My dad died last December. He was a career Marine and wasn’t around much as I grew up so this project really was one of the few times we were able to do a significant project together. Thanks for the post.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Toolz

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#3 posted 10-18-2008 03:30 PM

Beautiful table. My dad found one very similar in a junk shop about 50 years ago. It was painted GREEN! He always carried a small piece of broken glass in a leather pouch and scraped off some of the paint, saw what was underneath, and “stole” the table for $10. We took it home and stripped the paint and refinished it together. This post brought back many fond memories. My dad died last December. He was a career Marine and wasn’t around much as I grew up so this project really was one of the few times we were able to do a significant project together. Thanks for the post.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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kolwdwrkr

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#4 posted 10-18-2008 06:47 PM

The oak table is very beautiful. The only thing I have to say negative is that there’s lions feet under the lions feet. I think sitting the base on the floor or on some bunn feet would have been more appropriate.
Dennis’s table has everything I hope to do wrapped up in one package. Beautiful marquetry, inlays, veneering, carving, joinery, etc. This table has to be one of the nicest examples of fine woodwork I’ve seen yet.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/8896

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Mark Shymanski

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#5 posted 10-24-2008 12:49 AM

Are those lions or gryphons (griffins?)? They have wings and what looked like hooves make me think they are the mythical gryphon.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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bbqking

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#6 posted 10-24-2008 01:43 AM

They are gryphons.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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kolwdwrkr

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#7 posted 10-24-2008 06:21 AM

Sorry, I mistakenly called them lions. With the wings they are obviously griffins.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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mart

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#8 posted 10-24-2008 09:38 AM

When I need a motivational shot in the arm I go to this web page to look at the reproduction of the Lincoln traveling desk. It is a safe link. I sure would love to get some plans for it.

http://www.iswonline.com/ArticleLanding/tabid/67/Default.aspx?tid=2&heading=Wood%20Clips&modid=525&ContentID=3567

Mart

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pashley

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#9 posted 10-24-2008 01:25 PM

That’s pretty awesome.

Now, if I could only get into the White House to measure the President’s desk….hmmm…..

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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