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Black walnut dining table w/powdercoated metal legs

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Project by McHammer posted 01-19-2022 03:45 PM 1077 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first post and my first ever “paid” project for a client. It took way longer than, and I learned way more than, expected. Sourced the slabs from a local sawmill (Board Silly, Ridgefield, CT) S2S. Was in a motorcycle accident in the middle of the project and I found that the slabs moved a bit before I was able to get back into the shop. I used a hand plane and belt sander to correct any changes in the wood. Recessed c-channel for piece of mind, probably overkill. Powder coated steel legs were ordered on Etsy, from a woman who welds and paints them in Poland. Finished to 180 grit, inspected with stick light to make sure there were no imperfections, and then used Rubio Monocoat “pure” as requested by the client. I’m proud of the outcome and look to better myself with what I learned along the way.

-- TotemPugs Woodworks, “Everything’s a hammer”





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-19-2022 04:05 PM

real nice work with a beautiful slab of walnut.welcome to lumber jocks.hope you enjoy it here.

-- 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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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 01-19-2022 04:26 PM

At first look just slabs of nice looking wood! Then saw that beautiful table! Now it’s a WOW! Look at that beautiful Table! What time is dinner? LOL! Nice work!
Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 01-19-2022 08:26 PM

Looking good.
I would have done the C-channel as well. All the cool kids are doing it on their epoxy tables so it must be for a valid reason.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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McHammer

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#4 posted 01-19-2022 09:13 PM

Thanks for all of the positive feedback. Dinner is French toast tonight if you’re in CT!! :) I’ll pretend to be one of the cool kids. Guess I need to start using epoxy…lol

-- TotemPugs Woodworks, “Everything’s a hammer”

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#5 posted 01-19-2022 09:32 PM

Very very nice. What are the dimensions? Don’t think the c channel is overkill. I use them too cuz ya just never know, besides, you said it moved before you got back to it, so…..it moved!

For legs, it’s interesting. I use a guy in Latvia. He was faster, less expensive and more responsive than anyone here in the states and that included shipping. In fact he was less than a guy whose shop in 15 miles from here!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#6 posted 01-19-2022 10:39 PM

Beautiful table. Awesome wood, well used, well built.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 01-20-2022 12:32 AM

Love the sap wood edge, table looks great!

You can’t touch this! 8^)

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#8 posted 01-20-2022 01:42 AM

Looks great. Welcome to LumberJocks.

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

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#9 posted 01-20-2022 01:44 AM

I like that, nice work. I’m not personally a fan of natural edges.

I hope the MC accident wasn’t too bad. I rode for many years and only laid the bike down once but realized at about 60 that my reactions were slowing down so I gave it up.

-- Les B, Oregon

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McHammer

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#10 posted 01-20-2022 06:27 AM



Very very nice. What are the dimensions? Don t think the c channel is overkill. I use them too cuz ya just never know, besides, you said it moved before you got back to it, so…..it moved!

For legs, it s interesting. I use a guy in Latvia. He was faster, less expensive and more responsive than anyone here in the states and that included shipping. In fact he was less than a guy whose shop in 15 miles from here!

- Andybb

Dimensions are roughly 40” x 60”
We paid just under $300 for the metal legs and they included free shipping. It was amazing that local places were more expensive for similar things. I’m also Polish-American and like to support my heritage. I ordered another set for my personal table I’ll make soon.

-- TotemPugs Woodworks, “Everything’s a hammer”

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McHammer

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#11 posted 01-20-2022 06:29 AM



Love the sap wood edge, table looks great!

You can t touch this! 8^)

- splintergroup

Thanks :)
Just don’t wear parachute pants in the shop when using power tools lol

-- TotemPugs Woodworks, “Everything’s a hammer”

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McHammer

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#12 posted 01-20-2022 06:30 AM


Looks great. Welcome to LumberJocks.

- swirt

Thanks Swirt, much appreciated:)

-- TotemPugs Woodworks, “Everything’s a hammer”

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McHammer

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#13 posted 01-20-2022 06:40 AM



I like that, nice work. I m not personally a fan of natural edges.

I hope the MC accident wasn t too bad. I rode for many years and only laid the bike down once but realized at about 60 that my reactions were slowing down so I gave it up.

- LesB

Thanks Les

A 17 yr old, new driver, pulled across our lane when we were 10ft from him. It was instant! My fiancé and I were thrown over 40’ and broke some bones. She had 3 surgeries to pin together her broken femur, tibia, and clavicle. I spent a week in the hospital with a broken knee cap and multiple lacerations. I didn’t have a helmet on either. Angel’s were definitely watching over us that day. My fiancé fared worse but we are both healing and going to PT. I told her I’d wait 10 years to get another bike so I used the insurance money to buy some tools, haha.

-- TotemPugs Woodworks, “Everything’s a hammer”

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John

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#14 posted 01-25-2022 09:32 PM

Nice table, love the Walnut! Sold my bide when the kids came along, hope you two recover 100%.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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