Cherry Entrance Table

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Project by oldrivers posted 05-09-2014 03:40 AM 2170 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of two Cherry tables with Cabriole legs with slipper feet I built. One was for my wife and this one for my daughter, they are Identical so far as handmade objects go, and I can’t tell the difference. The Cherry was harvested from the neighborhood on the banks of the Tenn. River some 28 years ago I had it sawed into boards, stored and dried for a lot of years it is very stable at this point. The finish I mixed with Aniline dyes and the top coat is many coats of Clear Lacquer sanded with 600 hundred wet dry sand papers and polished to a high gloss.
The Cabriole legs are handmade; I blocked them out on the band saw and finished with the Draw knife, spoke shaves, rasp, scraper and extra fine sand paper. If you note in the leg pictures you can still see the band saw tooth (Or tool) marks on the top shank of the leg not yet dressed down. Thanks for looking may your day be blessed.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#1 posted 05-09-2014 03:50 AM

See my favorites comments.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#2 posted 05-09-2014 04:04 AM

Very nicely done.
Looks great.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 05-09-2014 04:14 AM

Very nice looking table,a job very well done.

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#4 posted 05-09-2014 04:31 AM

Fantastic! I hope to be able to do this level of work someday!!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#5 posted 05-09-2014 10:04 AM

Besides being reminded about my comparatively pitiful finishing skills, all I can say is awesome!

please grant me the patience to apply a polished finish like this talented woodworker, and give it to me NOW!

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#6 posted 05-09-2014 11:04 AM

Wowww !!! this is gorgeous work, you are very talented specialy in finishing, I’m jaleous now.
Keep on the good work… One day at the time we will all get there right ?

-- andrek

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#7 posted 05-09-2014 12:11 PM

Wow that is an awesome looking table and so well made and finished. The finish is like glass and the table is another example of the fine furniture that we have come to expect from you…. amazing quality and craftsmanship.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 05-09-2014 12:18 PM

As typical of your work, absolutely awesome! Great work on those legs, and the finish is magnificent. I would guess that the finish process took as long to complete as the build. Another old rivers classic.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 05-09-2014 12:22 PM

Beautiful work! A family heirloom has been created for many generations to enjoy.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 05-09-2014 01:19 PM

Marvelous. Definitely one of my favorites. Excellent work!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#11 posted 05-09-2014 03:19 PM

That is a beautiful piece. You are a very talented woodworker.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 05-09-2014 03:48 PM

Thank you all for you kind and encouraging comments. Very humbling coming from Master craftsmen that produce work I admire and often marvel at Thanks again. Soli Deo gloria!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#13 posted 05-09-2014 04:54 PM

Very nice, I like Queen Anne style furniture.

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#14 posted 05-09-2014 05:23 PM

Outstanding work, flawless finish!!

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#15 posted 05-09-2014 07:10 PM

That sir, is a thing of beauty…

Your daughter will cherish it for a lifetime and it will always attest to her fathers skills and love.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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