Tilt Top Table

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Project by Les Hastings posted 10-22-2014 01:09 AM 1904 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table out of Fine Woodworking, Nov./Dec. 2004 issue. I’ve just always liked this table and finally got around to getting it made. Built out of cherry. Finish is amber shellac with black dye stain over that and rubbed off.

Thanks for looking!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 10-22-2014 01:13 AM

That is gorgeous!

-- Regards, Norm

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#2 posted 10-22-2014 01:39 AM

Great job on a classic design!

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#3 posted 10-22-2014 03:57 AM

Very nice Les,beautiful.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 10-22-2014 01:40 PM

the pictures don’t do it justice. good meeting you at the ASPFM meeting this past weekend. your work, as always, is inspiring. and, you are, or at least appear to be, just a good guy.

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#5 posted 10-22-2014 06:04 PM

love that top, with the small pitch pockets really adds a lot of character.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#6 posted 10-22-2014 09:04 PM

What a very classy work! You have outdone yourself.

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#7 posted 10-22-2014 11:22 PM

Exceptional build. This table has been on my bucket list for years…still trying to get there.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#8 posted 10-23-2014 01:01 AM

I can see why you wanted to build this table, beautiful work.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#9 posted 10-23-2014 01:28 AM

Thanks guys!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#10 posted 10-23-2014 02:35 AM

That’s really nice work and the finish is fantastic. Would love more detail on the dye stain you used so I could give it a try.

-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#11 posted 10-26-2014 11:31 PM

Very nice as always :>)

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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