Table for my sister

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Project by Ted78 posted 09-25-2020 09:23 PM 1014 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All wood from branches we’ve had to trim or trees we’ve had to take down at work. This is the second time I’ve tried sliding dovetails to put legs on like this. I’ve gotten better but definitely room for improvement. The pedestal is a piece of apple that was a bit wormy and split a lot while drying so I filled in the splits and worm tracks with blue wood filler. The sided of the top are sycamore with just a bit of spalting, the middle is ash wihch being nice and white worked well to take the blue stain without making it look green. The blue leg is also ash, and the other two legs are jut oak, probably pin oak, just because I already had some little pieces milled up.

-- Ted

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#1 posted 09-25-2020 09:38 PM

Very nice Ted, the colouring in the timber is beautiful…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 09-25-2020 09:38 PM

Well, Ted,
I’d say you did a great of making something from nothing!

Very nice & COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 09-26-2020 12:45 AM

Nice looking table

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 09-26-2020 01:26 AM

Nice work on the joinery. Is the blue wood filler a product, or shop-made?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 09-26-2020 04:18 PM

Thanks everyone. The wood filler is just Durhan’s water putty mixed up with a bit of blue water soluble dye powder. I stumbled upon it when filling in knotholes and such with colored epoxy was all the rage, and I was too cheap to buy the epoxy, but also you can mix the wood filler up thick enough so it’s a putty and not a liquid allowing you to fill in things that are not horizontal.

-- Ted

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#6 posted 09-28-2020 12:48 AM

Very cool! I like that you used wood that might have been thrown in the fire. Nice job.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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