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    Hey's not finished yet but check this out....

    Cherry is extremely expensive here. I paid $273 for 23 bd/ft. I glued it up and started turning this in April.

    It got side-tracked by guests, family visits and then a bathroom remodel. A week ago on Sunday, I finally got back to my shop and turned this top.

    I need to sweep the cement dust out of my shop......mop it and then I can consider putting a finish on this.

    Here's my unfinished version of Norm's "Martha Washington's candle stand"

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    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 09-23-2009 at 01:04 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    nice going ken! i cringe just a little watching norm at the lathe. no face mask or other than, most important of all, safety glasses. i learned almost all of what i know about turning from watching richard raffan, and when i see norm start to turn a blank to round from the center, i want to reach through the tv and whack him on the fingers with his own gouge. but that's just me...
    benedictione omnes bene

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    I remember watching that show and thinking to myself, self....that would sure be nice to build. But since I am not a spinny guy and that is beyond my talent level anyway, just enjoyed the show. Well ken, you did the same thing except you do the spinny thing and definitely have the talent. Great job

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    Nicely done Ken. Norm would be proud.
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Beautiful piece Ken. Really well done.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That's looking very nice, Ken. It also ought to keep both the spinny guys and the flatlanders off your back for a while.

    What's the purpose of the tilting top? Is it for more compact storage?
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    The tilt top allows you to store the table in a corner. The top also rotates. So you tilt it vertical and then put the 3rd leg in a corner and it takes up less room.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Great job Ken. Looking forward to see how the finishing turns out.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Beatiful! I look forward to see it finished

    What are its diameter and height if I may ask?
    Best regards,

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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    good job fitz you are still in good standing amongst the flat folk
    norm and martha both would be proud of your table.. one suggestion though, let it get some sun to balance out the legs and the top with the center column for color before finishing..2 or 3 days of good sun and warmth will do it. otherwize it will catch up but will take awhile inside the house..lookun forward to the final finish pics
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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