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Thread: A Tale of Two Tables - final pics!

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    A Tale of Two Tables - final pics!

    Table #1 Well, not so much a tale as just the ending. This was done for a customer and it really challenged me as there were lots of things I had not done before.Hand chisel work, fitting angles, and spraying lacquer are counted among my new skills. Much thanks to Dave Hawksford and Ambassador Larry for their guidance on the finishing steps. The wood is jotoba (Brazillion cherry). Finish is 2 coats of dewaxed shellac followed by Magna Max satin. 3 coats on the base, 4 on the top. The top was wet sanded from 600 through 2000, then I cut the sheen back just a bit with an ultra-fine Miralon pad. Then three coats of paste wax. Personally, I prefer a little less finish on the wood, but the customer will be using this in their eat-in kitchen and she has 3 boys. I'm guessing this will see a lot of use and many homework projects. So, a tougher, smoother finish was in order. Table two, also of jotoba, will post next week.
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    Last edited by Rennie Heuer; 10-24-2012 at 03:21 PM.
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    wowser, that is some piece rennie, beautiful craftsmanship and finish.
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    Rennie that is really impressive. The customer has gotta love that! Congrats and well done indeed! You are a true craftsman.
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    Rennie, I have always been impressed with your work but this is just plain over the top, FANTASTIC, those joints are perfect well done does not begin to cover the table

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Rennie, I have always been impressed with your work but this is just plain over the top, FANTASTIC, those joints are perfect well done does not begin to cover the table
    I wish they were, Tom. I picked the best ones for the pictures!
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    I think ya done a fine job Rennie
    How's that stuff to work with
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    As has been said Rennie, you knocked this one out of the park. Wonderful craftsmanship. I hope the buyer realizes what a gem she has.
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    Rennie,

    Ya dun gud!!!!

    It would be interesting to see what you call one of your bad joints.

    Thanks for showing and Enjoy,

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    attah boy rennie you done right fine job!!!! how is the top anchored to the frame work rennie?
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    Awesome job, beautifully done!!!
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