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Project by builtinbkyn posted 03-09-2019 03:33 PM 628 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I completed this table last May and realize I never posted it as a completed project. The top is a piece of mesquite purchased at the local Rockler for way too much, but it was the right size for what I envisioned I wanted for the intended location. The base is composed of walnut uprights and a cherry stretcher. The finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Oil & Urethane in gloss. All the work on this was accomplished with hand tools including the flattening of the slab. The details about the process are in my blog.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)





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Tooch

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#1 posted 03-09-2019 03:43 PM

Wow! That sure is a pretty table. Sometimes you just gotta bite the bullet and spend too much money on stuff like that

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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FloridaArt

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#2 posted 03-09-2019 03:56 PM

Beautiful table! I like the grain in the wood, the color, and the design. One problem: Your shop is way too clean! LOL!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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builtinbkyn

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#3 posted 03-09-2019 04:07 PM

Thanks Tooch and Art. Art it only looks like that the day after finishing a project. Sometimes during a project, it looks like a bomb went off. But each day I try to put things away and sweep the floor or Willie brings the days work into the house. He makes a great dust mop. He’s getting used to compressed air baths.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#4 posted 03-09-2019 04:57 PM

Amazing Bill! Really stunning piece of work.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 03-09-2019 05:21 PM

Thats a gorgeous piece of mesquite. And a beautiful table.
About 50% of my work is with mesquite. I love the stuff.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 03-09-2019 05:22 PM

Beautiful work, Bill. Willie getting a compressed air bath made me smile. I imagined him all poofy like a Newfie or something.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#7 posted 03-09-2019 08:13 PM

That is beautiful Bill! I’ll have to check out the blog.

Edit: I just did and then realized I had been following the build. I guess it’s hard for me to remember all of the projects I have looked at.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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builtinbkyn

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#8 posted 03-09-2019 11:38 PM

Thanks Jerry. This was a bit of a challenge for me in the planing department. Working with a raw slab was a new endeavor.

Thanks Gene. You still holding those mesquite slabs for me? lol

Thanks Dave. Willie is not fond of vacuum cleaners and the compressor hose. As soon as he hears one or the other, he comes running ready to attack. You’d think he’d run the other way?

Duck beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You have kind eyes lol Thanks.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#9 posted 03-10-2019 01:25 AM

Bill – quite an eye catching coffee table. I had to go back and look for Willie.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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builtinbkyn

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#10 posted 03-10-2019 01:35 PM

Thanks Earl. Willie is always where the action is so just look there :p

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#11 posted 03-11-2019 02:24 AM

wow bill i dont know how i missed this one,glad you posted it.that is a real beauty,love your design very george nakashimish.great craftsmanship buddy.

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

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 03-11-2019 12:29 PM

Bill, got a bunch. But, come on out. I’ll take you to the yard where I get mine. Around $2 a BF.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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builtinbkyn

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#13 posted 03-11-2019 12:57 PM

Thanks Larry. Yeah it was inspired by Naskashima’s work, but I’m not putting my name next to his just yet lol

Gene $2bf? The is already truck warming up. Heck at that price I can even afford to swing by Roanoke and pick up Kenny :p

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 03-11-2019 03:55 PM

Heck, Bill. For a truck load, he’s liable to cut you a real deal. :-)

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#15 posted 03-11-2019 07:18 PM

Very nice. I love the lines.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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