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Art Nouveau Coffee Table #5: "Grind & Sand and Grind & Sand"

04-05-2015 10:51 PM by Dennis Zongker | 15 comments »

Removing approximately 200 pounds of solid African Mahogany was pain staking. Setting up a plastic tent and wearing enough face and body gear to cure Ebola. lol When starting out it took four men to move the base and now two men can move this coffee table base. One of the dumb things that I did was take off the guard to one of my grinders so that I could get into the concave section of the lower legs. Then I hit a snag and the grinder pulled me in and grounded up a couple of my fingers, ma...

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Art Nouveau Coffee Table #4: Carving with Grinders

03-29-2015 09:33 PM by Dennis Zongker | 17 comments »

Here is a short Video link at Youtube where I’m carving the base with grinders. This is the beginning steps for smoothing and balancing the proportions of the table base. After this step I will start the sanding, I’ve been grinding away for around 80 hours so far. A lot more muscle work that I wasn’t expecting, but than again nothing in woodworking ever goes exactly as planed. lol Thank you for looking! View on YouTube

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Art Nouveau Coffee Table #1: Clay Model of the Base 1/4" Scale

12-17-2014 12:50 AM by Dennis Zongker | 11 comments »

Art Nouveau Coffee Table Clay Model of the Base 1/4” Scale Before starting to carve this large coffee table base I needed to see the design in my head, to work out the design and size for wood glue up and mortis and tenon location. The top size is 78” x 60” elliptical shaped that sets into the customers cigar room. To shape this design into clay was much harder than I thought it would be. It took approximately 40 hours and was a little stressful for the first two da...

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Bubinga Trestle Table #1: Massive Board and Table Top

07-22-2010 07:35 PM by DesertWoodGuy | 5 comments »

This trestle table design is in a Modern Art Nouveau style and the table top started with a board that can only be described as MASSIVE. With an average width of 39 inches across and an impressive 15 feet long, the 2” thick board featured two live edges (flitch or boule sawn) and not a single straight grain in the whole big board. I purchased this big board for a little over $1,000 plus another $145 for freight from Gilmer Woods. That might seem a bit much for some, but as this was a we...

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Things of wood I have seen #3: Art Nouveau from the Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy

02-06-2010 04:55 PM by mtkate | 4 comments »

I went to Paris last year and made a point to visit the Musee de l’Ecole Nancy in Nancy, France. If you are fortunate to get to Paris – please DO take the 1.5 (approx) hour high speed train over there. You could even make it a day trip. . Any of you with a penchant for arts and crafts will faint when gazing at the treasures inside this small museum. Unfortunately, no pictures allowed which I respectfully followed but you can buy a very fine book with pictures of most of t...

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