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Project by tinnman65 posted 01-06-2022 01:27 AM 773 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to say this is my design, but I can’t. I saw this table in Fine woodworking and I was attracted to the simplicity and clean lines of it. I couldn’t help myself and made two sets of them because I couldn’t settle on the wood choice. One set is made with walnut and curly ash I wanted to celebrate the sapwood, so I book matched it down the center. The other is made with oak and curly ash. The oak was ebonized with vinegar that had a Brillo pad dissolved in it. The curl in the ash is hard to see and I suppose if I would have stained it, it would have popped but I was looking for the light dark contrast.

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





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savannah505

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#1 posted 01-06-2022 01:39 AM

I’ve never heard of the vinegar and brillo pad trick, I’ll have to check into that. I think your curly ash “pops” very nicely . Good looking tables, great job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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shipwright

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#2 posted 01-06-2022 01:48 AM

Nice Paul!
Gotta love those ferrous ions!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#3 posted 01-06-2022 02:20 AM

I like the book matching on the walnut tops the best, but they both look great.

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

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#4 posted 01-06-2022 02:46 AM

Really like both sets. The color contrast in both is really eye catching. What finish did you use? Looks great!

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oldrivers

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#5 posted 01-06-2022 03:39 AM

Those are really neat tables. I like the design as well as age wood combinations you did a super job building these babies.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Knockonit

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#6 posted 01-06-2022 10:23 AM

both are great, showed them to the boss here and shes contemplating which ones she wants, so…........thanks another gotta get done project. best for new year
Rj in az

-- Living the dream

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#7 posted 01-06-2022 01:01 PM

Hi Paul, Beautiful tables, exceptional quality. I agree very clean and crisp!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 01-06-2022 01:25 PM

That’s a really nice set of tables. I especially like the pair with the ebonized legs. I can see something like that in my future.

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tinnman65

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#9 posted 01-06-2022 01:44 PM

Thanks’ everyone for the nice comments. Dan I also brushed the parts with quebracho tree bark extract to add some extra tannin to the wood which makes the color darker. This is not a necessary step, but you get better results with it. BB1 I finished the tables with a sprayed lacquer. I love that finish because its fast, repairable, and looks great. The same as my favorite finish shellac.

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

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#10 posted 01-06-2022 05:25 PM

i agree with all,there both beautiful.did you turn the legs on a lathe or shape by hand ?

-- 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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#11 posted 01-06-2022 06:54 PM

That’s an elegant design with great execution. I like both wood combinations, but the walnut one is my favorite. The book matching is a real winner.

I can see a guitarist wanting some of these. They remind me of giant guitar picks.

-- Ron Stewart

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#12 posted 01-06-2022 07:02 PM

Lovely set of tables that has all the right things to my taste: Simple, elegant, airy – and looks great. The ash + stained oak ones are my favorite. Good thing that you did not stain the ash, the nice shape and light/dark contrast is alredy enough going on, more would be too busy. There is no shame in using some one elses design as a template as long as you make it your own, and you seem to have done that well. Good work

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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tinnman65

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#13 posted 01-07-2022 12:24 AM

pottz, the legs were turned but I must admit turning is definitely not my forte. It is one of those things I would love to work on but all my turning is done on a Shopsmith and It is either the tool or me but I don’t enjoy turning on that tool.

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

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#14 posted 01-17-2022 12:12 AM

Those are outstanding tables!
A definition of elegance to be sure!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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