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    Spec Table

    For the next project, I decided to try something i've never done before: Attempt to make a piece purely for the artistic angle. I helped start a local furniture making guild a few years ago and we're doing our first Gallery show in the spring. I didn't have anything to put in there so i decided to make something. This first episode introduces the project and gets the woodworking started by resawing a gorgeous slab of walnut. Check it out!



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    I like the idea of this, seems like everything i work on has specific purposes. It would be fun to build something like this.

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    Always enjoy seeing the interesting details on your builds..

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    Excuse my ignorance, but what sort of table is a spec table? As you don't post any previous sketch or drawing I can't figure out what are you making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Excuse my ignorance, but what sort of table is a spec table? As you don't post any previous sketch or drawing I can't figure out what are you making.
    Spec means "for no reason" or "for hopeful sale" but i have no actual call for this table. It's actually just a Hall Table built on spec. It's a phrase often used for things you build to have available for sale without an actual buyer asking for it.

    There are no sketches or drawings - this one's coming fully out of the inner reaches of my brain (a scary place, that!)
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    The full term is "speculative building" and is commonly used in real estate, but is also somewhat widely used in a similar context in the arts and crafts.

    Its a bit confusing because the other term of "built to spec" means built to a specification or built as per a specific design and the difference is mostly just in the word order.

    Wikipedia has a reasonably helpful explanation:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spec

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Beam View Post
    Spec means "for no reason" or "for hopeful sale" but i have no actual call for this table. It's actually just a Hall Table built on spec. It's a phrase often used for things you build to have available for sale without an actual buyer asking for it.

    There are no sketches or drawings - this one's coming fully out of the inner reaches of my brain (a scary place, that!)
    I get it thanks, so it is similar to " from the top of my head" or "from an impulse" Today I've learnt something.
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    This is a pretty big episode. We look at the walnut top and get some of the defects filled with tinted epoxy. Then I set about working up a base for this table. Decided on some gnarly wood which makes it a bit of a challenge, but in the end I was able to make a part work just fine. Thanks for watching!

    Jason Beam
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