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    Empire card table

    The flip top part of the table was missing so I made a new on. Problem is the table is 200 years old and sun bleached walnut. I ordered Crotch walnut veneer and made the rounded edge trip. Now matching up the old to the new.
    I used 75% brown maple and 25% dark green in a little bit of lacquer sealer 1/2 cup of thinner. After the coloring I use Hickory and dark green to get the darks and then one more coat of the 75%/25% mixture.
    The kicker was to get the veneer light enough to build it up. 3 times it was bleached with 2 part wood bleach. The colored with the 75/25 mixture and then raged off with thinner after which I did the coloring.
    I think it turned out pretty good. I'll know when I see the customers face.

    Care to guess which one is which.
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    Looks great Dave.That is alot of work to match older peices.

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    Al when you have a bleached out 200 year old table it takes a little knowledge and understanding of color, mixes and a good eye. It is still a challenge to me every time I get one of these. I usually never hit it on the 1st try. That's how I learned to use the wash out method. Removing finish and tainting the wood with tones.
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    Well how ever you learned, it paid off. Looks great

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    dave show some pics of that all together and opned and closed up...folks i saw this in the rough stage and i can tell yu that it wasnt no where near in good condition.. had i been the one looking at it at a sale i would have tossed it out on the burn pile but dave would have slapped up side the head for doing it
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    Larry I'll get the pic's up once it is assembled. Jarrod made the turning fixtures for the table today. Just just need to attach both tops and Wax and buff it out on Monday.
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    Did a great job matching it up Dave. Can't wait to see the pics of the whole thing.
    Darren

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    Table is Finished and here are the pic's. The top table [flip table] is the top I made.
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    Man that came out good. I really looks like you are getting the hang of this stuff

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    Really nice grain match on the replacement panel, too!
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