my new federal table.

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Project by fito posted 07-19-2009 01:52 AM 1892 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well i just finished my federal style table (from instructions of t-chisel forum) it was a real challenge to build it but it was also fun, i learned a lot and i am happy with the result.
the wood is walnut and the secondary wood is soft maple. i finish it with blo then shellac and a final rub with wax.
this is the first time i make dovetails, work with veneer so i make many mistakes and i dont try to hide them because i think you have to learn from your mistakes. i still have to put the pull for the drawer.

-- I Just Love Working With Wood.

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#1 posted 07-19-2009 02:04 AM

fito, looks like a great job on your table. would really like to see more pictures.

-- John @

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#2 posted 07-19-2009 02:10 AM

Pretty good dovetails for your first time. Let’s see the entire project.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 07-19-2009 02:13 AM

What I can see so far is beautiful. I’d love to see the entire table. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 07-19-2009 04:45 AM

fito, Great job on the Federal Table.. what did you end up doing w/ the legs? The original plans for the Crazy Leg Federal Table on Tommy's site had 4 unique leg designs?

If you have a chance, you should post some pictures and document some of your experiences building the table on tommy’s forum. I know he would appreciate it.

thanks for sharing..

-- Scott, Colorado

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#5 posted 07-19-2009 04:55 AM

Hey Fito
Wonderful work looks great

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#6 posted 07-19-2009 07:16 PM

Nice looking pieces, I too would like to see the whole table.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 07-19-2009 09:35 PM

nice work. I’d like to see the whole table. :)

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#8 posted 07-19-2009 09:45 PM

Very nice, one more project done.

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#9 posted 07-19-2009 11:33 PM

Great looking job! I really like federal.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 07-20-2009 06:58 PM

Fito, That was excellent! I look forward to seeing more from you!

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#11 posted 08-18-2009 06:27 PM

cool job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 12-02-2009 06:23 PM

A great table. I love the detail.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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