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Forum topic by KiltedCarpenter posted 10-10-2012 10:52 PM 1380 views 2 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-10-2012 10:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: project stand cherry

I just completed this stand as a birthday present for my beautiful wife. The framework is made from some curly cherry while the top, which is also cherry, has has some nice figure and a swirl of very prominent cats paws. The frame is mortice & tenon construction. The top is a three piece glue-up taken end to end from the same board and figure matched as well as possible. I attached the top using pocket holes in the top rails which I elongated to allow for seasonal movement. I beveled the top to lighten it and then carried that design aspect to the bottom of the legs.

I applied a half pound cut of garnet shellac followed by a custom blend of GF dye that I like to use on cherry. On the top I thinned down the dye to give a bit more translucense and allow the cats paws to stand out more. On the framework I followed the dye with 5 coats of satin wipe-on poly, while I sprayed the top with 5 coats of Behlen “Buffcoat” lacquer. Lastly, I applied a nice coat of Liberon Black Bison wax (clear).

This was a mostly Neanderthal project. I did cheat and use my tablesaw to rip the stock and to bevel the top. I also used a cordless drill with my kreg jig for the pocket holes. Oh yeah, and does using an electric buffer count against me too?

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-- "I've cut the dang thing three times and it's STILL too darn short" - Name withheld to protect the guilty

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#1 posted 10-10-2012 11:21 PM

Looks great! Na none of those count as cheating! just fyi, this post should be in your projects section.

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Clint Searl

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#2 posted 10-11-2012 12:02 AM

Nice design; nice work.

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 02:01 AM

Kilted, I don’t know if your wife is beautiful since you didn’t supply a picture I’ll take your word for it. However, the picture you did supply is beautiful. Very nice job.

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#4 posted 10-12-2012 02:28 AM

Now the girlfriend wants one. Oh boy.

Great looking project you got there.


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#5 posted 10-12-2012 02:46 AM

Nice lines!

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#6 posted 10-12-2012 03:09 AM

Very cool design great job.

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#7 posted 10-23-2012 06:52 PM

Beautiful! How did you elongate the pocket holes if they’re drilled with the jig?

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#8 posted 10-23-2012 08:42 PM

She should love this one. I am even fascinated by it.

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