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Project by higtron posted 12-16-2018 03:13 AM 720 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the table I just completed it’s big leaf maple with walnut butterfly Dutchmen and, breadboard ends(just because I thought it would look different).

-- A friend will help you move, a good friend will help you move a body





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higtron

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#1 posted 12-16-2018 03:15 AM

Here are more pic’s

-- A friend will help you move, a good friend will help you move a body

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 12-16-2018 04:35 AM

Nice work

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 12-16-2018 05:38 AM

That definitely has a bit of everything,
I love it.
Great workmanship, wow.
Regards
Anth

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 12-16-2018 02:09 PM

you were right about the breadboard ends, not only different but VERY attractive as is the whole project

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 12-16-2018 05:00 PM

I dig it.

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awsum55

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#6 posted 12-16-2018 05:39 PM

Very nicely done, I like the contrast of the walnut ends. I think using the live edge for the apron is really unique also.

-- John D, OP, KS

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higtron

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#7 posted 12-16-2018 06:51 PM



Very nicely done, I like the contrast of the walnut ends. I think using the live edge for the apron is really unique also.

- awsum55


The aprons are just regular 4 square boards I made them look like live edge. I used a 4 1/2” grinder and a flap wheel to rough out the shape, then used a wood burning tool to burn in the bug trails, then used a small butane torch to make darker in spots than others and, then used some amber trans tint dye with alcohol over the faux live edge. It took me awhile to work up enough nerve to try this technique I’d never seen anyone try this so I practiced on some scrap I liked the effect on my practice piece than did it on the aprons before the final sanding and assembly of the base. Thanks everyone for the positive feed back!

-- A friend will help you move, a good friend will help you move a body

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pottz

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#8 posted 12-16-2018 07:12 PM

love a good live edge piece of furniture and I really love this one.i like the contrast of the walnut bread boards and butterflies really works well.your faux live edge came out great I doubt most people would even know you faked it.overall its a beautiful table.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 12-17-2018 03:25 AM

Incredible workmanship and an attractive design.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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