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    Round Table from Hungary c.1910

    A little morning SketchUp practice.

    It's hard to see but there's some shallow carving midway up the legs.
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    Is it standing on those blondish blocks, or are they actually part of the leg? Not liking it much if they are, Maybe with a matching band/inlay around the carving and the glass

    I like it but the Mrs says "no way" she doen't favor glass due to fingerprints and thinks the slots in the legs will just be dust collectors....
    Pretty picky eh, considering she married me
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    Ken, I probably wouldn't have it either because I have a 10 year old.

    Yes, the blondish block are part of the legs. From the poor photos I had to work with, it looks like they are wood but I suppose they could be brass. That wouldn't have been uncommon back then. I agree there could be similar blocks on top of the legs, too, but that's not how the original was made and I wasn't trying to re-engineer the table. At least not at this point.
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    Yeah, I could see it being brass now that you mentioned it....either or, nice work as always!
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    I like it, even the blonde blocks. Could see some symmetry added by repeating the blonde at the top or in place of the carvings (with or without the carving).
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    The grain direction of the wood on the top ring is surprising/interesting. I'm guessing it would have to be veneer over a substrate going the other direction to work at all.

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    Thanks Ken and Darren.

    Ryan, you're right. The top ring is veneered with the grain running vertically.
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    It looks totally real. Amazing
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    Thank you, Bob.

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    Here's one with brass feet. They could use a bit of polishing.



    The brass feet would be an interesting thing to make. I also got to thinking about how I'd make the legs if I were going to build this. The outer and inner faces are rounded to match the curve of the table top. I've got an idea for a jig to use with a router. Anyone else?
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