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Old 12-11-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Here's a few pics of the table I made for Dad for his Christmas gift. The top is made from one pc of Sapelle' which was cut in half and glued to make wider. The top is 21 1/2" x 40" The table stands 22" tall. The base is made from Mahogany, mortise and tenoned. The legs are 1 3/8" square and taper on two sides (insides) down to 1 1/8". The apron is 4" wide and has a decorative cove on the bottom edge. The tabletop is held in place with "L" shaped hold downs the slip into a 1/4" slot on the inside perimeter of the table. This allows movement of the top during seasonal changes. It is stained with a medium brown and has a Cordovan Red dye as an undertone. The top is coated with gloss conversion varnish and the base is coated with a satin precatalyzed lacquer.

About 11 hours from start to done.





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Thanks for killing the thread Leo!!!!

Taint many going to post now that you have put up a picture of your work. Compared to you, most of us will be hesitant to post for fear of appearing Sophomoric and Uncrafted!!!

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Well, just to kill it off completely, This is just a wham bam thank you maam project for me. no real detail to it, very simple design. My parents wouldn't appreciate it if I did. Plus it is going into the back room where only they will see it. None of their friends go back there.

I also built my Mom a shelving unit for the basement. 76" tall 45" wide with adjustable shelves, painted brown sugar and clearcoated This is in pcs right now, I need to assy it in the basement or it will never get down there.
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AWSOME talent!!!.. With that perfect picture skills... you should consider lauching a new "furniture" design/manufacturing business in USA. Success.
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Here is Mom's gift. Not as nice as Dad's but this is what she asked for. She wanted some shelving to help with the storage of stuff in the basement. Made from MDF coated with a brown sugar tinted primer and then clearcoated. Simple but functional.

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Very nice. All my dad is getting is a simple desk clock, that I still haven't started.

Dad is really good at wood working and can make pretty much anything,but i'm just getting started so I'm alittle rough still.
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Made this clock for my wife last year

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Ok, mine isn't going to be that nice.

This is kind what I was thinking of though.

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Thats a neat design. Myself, I would probably go for a bigger clock dial. But I like the concept.

My clock wasn't that involved. A few simple details go a long way. It did help that I had a square chisel mortiser though. If I didn't I don't think I would have attempted that design.
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Thats a neat design. Myself, I would probably go for a bigger clock dial. But I like the concept.
I actually got the design out of the November issue of Wood Magazine. My Dad on the other hand can just think something up in his head and then put that idea into a finished product, designs and all. Like I said I just started this so.

How big of a clock dial would you suggest???
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Leo, I think you may be my long lost brother, I'd like a desk and a bedroom set (night stands, dresser, chest, etc.) for Christmas, mission/craftsman style.





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nicely done boys, this one wasnt a xmas gift but for a friend who was nearly killed in a a car accident may of last year, she had been asking me to build her something and i never had the time until
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I need to build a rocking chair for my new daughter-in-law. Was going to build it last summer, but not enough time. Would like to have a good part of it done before the end of the year, but still looking for design. Anybody done one?
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Ma was complaining about not having enough space in the bed room for all her "kinck knacks" & decorations, Pa was complaining about Ma's "crap" being in the way of his television. This should solve that...... I hope
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Nice Job Sway79, did you do the turnings too?
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Nice Job Sway79, did you do the turnings too?
No, I'm not that good!! "Not yet any way" Those were pre-fab from a furniture co. that builds log furniture & old clonial furniture. I would definatly be interested in learning how if any one has any exp. with that...
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No, I'm not that good!! "Not yet any way" Those were pre-fab from a furniture co. that builds log furniture & old clonial furniture. I would definatly be interested in learning how if any one has any exp. with that...
I do turnings, comrade. I also have the jigs to do the spiral cuttings. I am retired but I have the means to do more. Do you wish for plans, drawings or what?
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I would like to build my little girl a barn to keep her Bryer (SP?) ponies in, really need to find some plans and ideas though, running out of time. And I have to do 3 simple book cases, the detail in those will be in the finish.

Just 11 hours huh Leo, you jerk!!! It is really amazing what a person can make in a short amount of time with all the right tools and years of experience.

by they way as always, looks great leo.

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