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A good neighbors of mine, Mark and Pam showed up last year and gifted me 5 pieces of walnut that they have had stored in their garage for 40+ years. The 2" by 5" stem" of this table came from their gift. The top is a 2" thick walnut I bought a few years back and wasn't really sure what to do with until I got the 2×5.
Thank you for your feedback and comments.

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That is a very cool table.
 

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Thank you Rick… Cool neighbors too.
 

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Wow! deja vu - walnut side table with spiral base - we had one from a major furniture company when I was growing up - it is the one and only piece of furniture my sister wanted from the house after mom died. Yours is much cooler - the one we had was well made but mass produced and much too fancy for style - I like your more rustic natural version. Thanks for posting.
 

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leafherder,
Thank you very much… I always appreciate your encouraging words.
 

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Wow. Beautiful table. I like the organic shape of the base. Can you describe your process on that (tools, glue up…)?
 

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Thank you swirt,
Basically, I use a chainsaw to shape the stem. For this one, I ended up using two additional pieces at the bottom. From there chisels and rasps and a lot of sanding. The top is off course a separate piece. If you don't like sanding, this project might test your patience.
 

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Thanks for the explanation. Yes with the luster on that finish I am sure there was a ton of sanding involved.
 

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wow just beautiful,if you start with a chainsaw and end up with that i admire the amount of work that put into it.very organic,fantastic job.
 

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Thank you pottz. I love sanding as much as the next guy-NOT!
 

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utterly fantastic - my mind just doesn't work in the right way to accomplish that kind of architecture
 

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Thanks Dick. You have the right mind; mine is perhaps a bit twisted.
 

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Thank you swirt,
Basically, I use a chainsaw to shape the stem. For this one, I ended up using two additional pieces at the bottom. From there chisels and rasps and a lot of sanding. The top is off course a separate piece. If you don t like sanding, this project might test your patience.

- mahdee
I thought you just found a piece that was twisted.
 

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Wow, this is a work of art! Fantastic.
 

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Thanks Dick. You have the right mind; mine is perhaps a bit twisted.

- mahdee
TeeeeHeeeHeee
 

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GORGEOUS!
 

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Jerry, thank you very much. Appreciate your input.
Dick, I thought you get a kick out of that.
ralbuck. Thank you very much.
 

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Very cool, I love it

Jim
 

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Very nice. Makes for a very nice stand. Now I know what to do with the black walnut logs that my sister gifted to me.
 

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Thanks Jim.. Yes, they look better made from logs.
 
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