Federal candlestand

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Project by sfrobk posted 02-16-2016 01:21 AM 1044 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Federal candlestand per Rob Millard’s video. Shop made poplar core plywood, veneered with mahogany and a couple of other nice woods I used for the sunburst top. Rope banding was ebony / maple. Eagle made on the scrollsaw from a sandwich of veneers, then hide glued to a backer and inlaid into the top. Rob turned the post for me (I don’t have a lathe), legs are dovetailed to the post.

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#1 posted 02-16-2016 08:50 AM

Very nice work.

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#2 posted 02-16-2016 02:09 PM

Excellent craftsmanship on this table, beautiful looking. The details are great, all that veneer and no gaps, excellent.

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#3 posted 02-16-2016 07:47 PM

Excellent table, great workmanship. Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 02-16-2016 10:08 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Hammer veneering has saved my [email protected]# many times on projects like this, where what fit together seamlessly at 4pm didn’t fit together at 5, for who knows why. Reactivating the glue, ditching a piece, or straightening it, and reattaching it, all in a matter of minutes, has made this hobby much more enjoyable. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to go through all the trouble of presses, bags, vacuums, pumps, noise, etc. when the old way works great and saves room in the tool cabinet.

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