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This table had a veneered top with a 6" solid wood band. The ball in the pedestal was 16" in dia. with a hollow center. The ball is made up of 30 individual pieces, apple slices. A sled was made to mill the the lumber for the ball through the planer creating a wedge shape, they were then cut to length and band sawn into a half circle. The beading was done on the router table using a wedged plateform to hold the piece at 90 to the bit. Then all the pieces were biscuted and glued up to from the ball. The feet were turned on the lathe and the beaded on the Legacy.

The top is 72" in dia.

Thanks for looking!

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oh my!!!
the centre really makes this an extraordinary piece of art.
 

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This is absolutely gorgeous. From the pictures I really can't see a difference in the woods. I assume that you only veneered the top. Is the rest of the table cherry? What wood did you use for the top before veneering?

Veneering is a technique that I am not ready to attempt at this stage in my woodworking career. I am much more comfortable working with solid wood. Seeing a post on veneering would be educational.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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bryan, I used 1 1/4" mdf for the top with a bottom backer and all the rest of the table is solid cherry. Sounds like I need to get busy on some blogging, I'll do the best I can. Thanks!!
 

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this is a beautiful table Les, great work.
 

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Les, You do beautiful work!
God bless
 

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Go away, Les. You are embarassing the rest of us. <g>

THat is one gorgeous table. I hope I live long enough to develop skills anywhere close to yours.
 

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AWESOME!
 

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All I can say is wow.
 

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Thats one stout looking table!
Very nice design and as mentioned above by others, that 'ball' really sets the whole thing off.
 

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another fantastic project posting … Da Vinci woodworker !
 

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That is awsome!! I Love that Ball. I don't think I could ever wrap my mind around that one. Great Work!
 

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Man, that is superb. Excellent craftsmanship throughout.
 

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Very nice job indeed Dan. You have used a lot of skill to make that table, well done.
 

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Dude, please tell me there's an aspect of woodworking you suck at…please? ;)

Seriously, beautiful job. I'm very impressed with this one (and pretty much all of your stuff).
 

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Les, what a gorgeous table. Love the style and that ball….wow. The finish is also fantastic. What finish process did you use?? Made that cherry look awesome.
 

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That is awesome! I have a dining table like this on my projects to do this year. This one looks good!
 

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Excellent work, as we've come to expect from you.
 

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Thanks very much everyone for all the comments, your a great bunch of Lumberjocks!
Critterman,
I'm not sure on the finish, I'll find out and let you know. As I've said before I never do the finish's. I'm just a the builder.
Tomcat,
I laughed out loud when I read your comment, but thanks! I guess I don't feel that way about myself. I just consider myself someone who finds a way to get it done, whatever it is. And I suck at estimating sometimes!!
 

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Gee, great…Now I fell sooooooo much better ;)

Seriously, glad I could make you laugh. In my opinion, being able to get the job done, whatever it is, is probably the most important aspect of woodworking from what I've been able to gather. It's one thing to buy something prefabbed, but quite another to find a way to do it yourself!
 
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