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Project by bobasaurus posted 07-25-2020 10:56 PM 911 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table as a birthday gift for my sister. Walnut slab top with lots of hard maple butterflies / dovetail keys. Finished with danish oil, shellac, and thinned arm-r-seal mid-satin. I was on a time crunch so I just purchased premade hairpin legs, but I like the look of them.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)





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#1 posted 07-26-2020 01:00 AM

Looks great! I’m sure she will love it!

-- AJ

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#2 posted 07-26-2020 01:52 AM

Wow that’s a lot of butterflies. Beautiful piece.

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

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#3 posted 07-26-2020 02:33 AM

That’s even more butterflies than the bottom side of my elm bench. Crazy!

Beautiful result, Allen!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 07-26-2020 05:01 AM

You realy spicedit up with thosr butterfly patches

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-26-2020 01:51 PM

Very nice.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 07-26-2020 04:06 PM

pretty cool look,a beautiful slab nicely done.not a big fan of hair pin legs but it seems to work well with this one.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 07-26-2020 09:58 PM

Wow, that is stunning Allen! If not for the time crunch, what kind of legs would you have put on it?

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

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#8 posted 07-26-2020 10:32 PM

Thanks for the comments. Duck, I was thinking of forging steel legs for a table someday… maybe with some nice curley q’s.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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bobasaurus

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#9 posted 07-26-2020 10:32 PM



That’s even more butterflies than the bottom side of my elm bench. Crazy!

Beautiful result, Allen!

- Dave Polaschek

What can I say, I like me some butterflies. It’s not for everyone, but I think it looks good.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#10 posted 07-26-2020 10:44 PM

Beautiful job on the finish Allen, unfortunately the abundance of butterflies in straight lines makes me think of Frankenstein. Too many Boris Karloff movies as a kid I guess.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#11 posted 07-27-2020 02:10 AM

Good save on a beautiful slab. The finish you used really made the grain pop. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#12 posted 07-27-2020 12:03 PM

Great Job love this Walnut Slab tables.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#13 posted 07-29-2020 04:16 AM

Very cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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