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    A couple of finished projects

    The upholsterer just finished work on the cushions of an arts/crafts soft, and I've finished a small Shaker table that I was working on at the same time.

    I had posted some construction details and progress shots in a recent SMC thread, so I'm just including a final shot here.

    The Shaker table is based on the one on an early issue of Woodwork magazine. It has a 1 1/2" taper on the top, a solid cedar drawer bottom, and handcut dovedtails. I'm slow on the dovetails and they're far from perfect, but I cannot bring myself to break out the Akeda jig anymore. The finish is Watco natural, which is "sanded in" on the first couple of coats. The cherry and cedar are local stuff which I've air-dried.

    Thanks for looking.

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    nice work jay! it`s nice to hear of another person who`s given up on their dovetail jig ....i pitched mine quite a few years ago....tod
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    Jay, you did a very very nice job on the sofa and table. If you had not mentioned the dovetails, no one would have known. They look good to me.

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    Both pieces are great
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    I really like the end table. The cherry has a nice color, looks aged.
    Jim

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    Jay, everything looks nice. I like the way you used the sapwood on the top of the table. Adds a nice focal point. Great job all the way around.

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    Jay those look great, the sofa looks might comfy and the table, man that is really nice!

    Sure glad my wife is sleeping now and not looking over my shoulder, or my "Honey to do list" would have grown again!

    Thanks for sharing!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Nice work Jay, thanks for sharing.

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    Looks nice, Jay. Well done.

    John

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    Great work, I like the dovetails

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