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Project by ous posted 02-13-2014 07:55 PM 3123 views 17 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This month I turned the big 90 years so I celebrated by making a end table. I made my own jigs and most of the lumber for the pieces came through my small band mill. The grey wood is Myrtle from logs I hauled from Oregon, The white wood is Montana Box Elder. The Black walnut is from Wisconsin. Red Mahogany is from Panama. The tan wood is NY Red Oak. I have shown a picture of the Jig in case anyone would like to try their hand at this type of craft. It has adjustments for other angles but I found once set accurately it is best to leave it alone and have several jigs for other angles. The angle for the 22 inch end table is 150 degrees. The stock is one inch by 3/8 inch by any length. I use other jigs to make cutting boards, cheese boards, and sandwich boards and Lazy Susan’s. These I will post in a few days. Oh! yes, The material is cut on a 14 band saw with a 3/8 14 tooth blade. I hope this is enough information that some one can get started in their own projects. If not ask and I will try to answer any questions.


-- Roy Montana

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 08:01 PM

That is spectacular.

-- Fergie in CO

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 08:08 PM

What fergie said !!

I just turned 71 and I will NEVER accopllish that kind of craftsmanship if I live to 190 years.

kudos a hundred times over

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 08:43 PM

I want another 100 years of sawdust and a lot of health
greetings from Croatia

-- bambi

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#4 posted 02-13-2014 09:21 PM

happy 90th! super table top.

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#5 posted 02-13-2014 09:27 PM

What a wonderful table…90 years young…I am very impressed with your artwork/woodwork…I turn 70 this month and hope I am still playing with wood when I reach your age…no reason I can’t

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 02-13-2014 10:52 PM

wow, that is so amazing and beautiful, wonderful job, Happy 90th., keep up the amazing work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#7 posted 02-13-2014 11:08 PM

Wow, that is an incredible table top! Love the pattern and colors

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#8 posted 02-13-2014 11:17 PM

Wow l thought l was looking through a kaleidoscope . Great job

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#9 posted 02-13-2014 11:27 PM

That is absolutely tremendous!

My sister and brother-in-law lived in Kalispell many years ago. I visited them there twice and loved it. From their house, they had a beautiful view of Flathead Lake.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#10 posted 02-13-2014 11:27 PM

Outstanding job! I love the design on top. You have inspired me to try that pattern. I’ll be looking for your blog. THANK YOU!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#11 posted 02-14-2014 12:29 AM

Beautiful work. The colors work so well together. Keep it going!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#12 posted 02-14-2014 12:48 AM

Man that is a stunning piece of work beautiful must have taken quite some time, Happy 90Th. Birthday what a blessing that the Lord has given you a long and productive life and still such a great craftsman. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#13 posted 02-14-2014 01:19 AM

What a surprise. Thank all of you for your kind remarks. I really have to give a lot of the credit to my wife of 65 years. Not only has she made me a father 6 times but has also been 100% supportive of my endeavors. I am a much better man to day because of her encouragement and support. Yes! I am blessed.

-- Roy Montana

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#14 posted 02-14-2014 02:36 AM

what an inspiring work of art. I am not sure if I am more impressed with your workmanship or your gentlemanly way of giving the praise (much deserved I am sure) to your wife. I too am blessed with that type of support from my wife, and witnessed that same commitment from my parents for 62 years before losing my Father to cancer this past May. May God continue to bless you and your family. Happy birthday

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#15 posted 02-14-2014 02:43 AM

You AND that table are both Spectacular!!! You craftsmanship is an inspiration to anyone. You give me hope that I might continue turning for many years to come (health allowing it). I look forward to seeing more of your work. And congratulations on 65 years of marriage. My Wife and I have been married for 46 years, you guys make us feel like newly weds :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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