year 1 hall table

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Project by Geoffrey Young posted 12-06-2010 12:26 AM 2627 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my fourth workshop project made at UCOL in 2010
the class designed project had to have three or four draws and use dovetail construction
the case is a set design that our class designed . we used a vacuim press to form the lamenated curved front. my legs are solid nz pine all 20×100 section all angled joints hand cut dove tails and box joints.
i handmade the handles from porcelin clay.
Over our mid year break our tutor (Andy Halewood) made a halltable to our desgin but designed his own legs that won 1st place at new zealands kawero wood fest. So ofcourse i had to do something different.


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#1 posted 12-06-2010 12:34 AM

I really like your leg design a unique piece very well down.


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#2 posted 12-06-2010 12:39 AM

I second a1Jim’s comment! Unique to say the least.

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 01:10 AM

i was going to say the same thing – that leg design is great! You could really play on that with different size/shape legs. I like the contrast between legs and table top and knobs! thanks for sharing

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 01:14 AM

Great design.
The legs really stand out though.
They look light but with a lot of stability

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 12-06-2010 03:56 AM

Very cool looking design, nice work

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

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#6 posted 12-06-2010 08:30 AM

Nice work. Why do those dovetails in pic 4 lack the end grain on the side? Looks like some is dadoed and filled with long grain??

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 12-06-2010 06:33 PM

I’ll put it more simply than the others: Nice Legs!!! I’m a child, you don’t have to tell me.

Nice work overall.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 02:42 AM

the reason why the dovetails lack end grain on the side is because when making the curved front rail i lamenated it so the middle layer runs verticly not hozonticly like the top and bottem layers cheers for the comments


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#9 posted 07-22-2011 08:42 AM

Good on you Geoff. Great future for you in furniture.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#10 posted 07-22-2011 08:47 AM

Bit too technical for ya Bob. He he. Geoff is correct. I chose to laminate the core opposite to the grain on the front and back laminates. Mainly for stability as the first one I tried warped beyond repair.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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