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First thing we have to say is we hate working with puprleheart. But we will have to again since we got about 150bf for $100 last fall.
The legs were turned freehand on my cheep grizzly lathe (took only 9 tries). The handle was carved out using a dremel multi-max and a spindle sander.
The skirting is atatched with M&T. The top miters are pinned with red oak dowell as well as the handle. The top is atached with pocket screws. We used solid 1/4" purpleheart for the drawer botton and then added purpleheart inlays in the drawer slides for good measure LOL. It is finished with Deft gloss waterborne acrylic. This was a fun build and a good learning experiance (first turned legs, first spray finish, and first time working with PH)

Thanks for looking. Any critique is welcome.

-Eric
-Travis

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That's really cool with all that purpleheart,good work.
 

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Nice work, choice of material and design.
 

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Thanks for your kind comments guys.
 

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Nice project. What were the issues with the PurpleHeart?
 

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Beauiful table, I like your creative mind. I also like the purple heart. I just paid 9.00 foot for PH. Where did you get a deal like that?
 

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@ TexasJim
The stuff is very hard
My tools have never bogged down like they did on this (thickness planer, TS)
I have never got so many HUGE splinters
It tears out if you look at it wrong
Oh and the color is hard to predict how dark it may or may not get.

@ Edward It was a dusty pile of wood in a guys storage unit he was cleaning out. It belonged to his deceased father in law and he needed it gone. We have been very lucky with finds like that.
 

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It really came out very nice, the purpleheart gives it a nice contrast
 

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Really nice table, good choice of wood
 

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I like the arched sides. Nice design. And the contrast between the PH and Oak is really nice.
 

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really cool looking table I know what you mean about working with ph
 

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Great combo of woods. I like purpleheart alot, but it will try your patience. It's as bad as wenge. I used purple heart for an intarsia and it was frustrating to shape it. Also use wenge for animal noses. I find if I dampen it, it does seem to be a bit more cooperative.
 

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Yeah it dose plane cleaner if you dampen it. But then it clogs my little 1hp DC LOL.
Thanks for all your comments.
 

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I have the same problems with splinters when I work with PH. It is a bit tough on the tools but definitely rewarding to see the final project. The table looks great.
 
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