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    Motherīs day presents

    Hi,
    the 10th of may is the motherīs day here in Mexico.

    I have finished a table and gave it as a present to my wife.
    I am attaching two pictures of this table.
    In the second picture, the table has a glass cover.

    The third picture shows two boxes I made for my mothers.
    One is for my mother and the second is for an old lady
    who I consider her as my second mother.

    Also, in the third picture is included an upset "bad boy" who didnīt
    receive a present.

    Regards
    Alfredo
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails regalo_1.jpg   regalo_2.jpg   regalo_3.jpg  

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    Alfredo, they are all beautiful. Love that table! I assume you turned the legs for it? Great job, my friend! Well done.
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    Alfredo, these are magnificent. Could you provide a little info on the type of wood and finish etc.

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    Gord,
    I made the legs by my self. I followed a leg design I found in the intenet.

    Mohammad,
    The boxes are made of white cedar with a danish oil finish.
    The table is made of mahogany with red cedar legs.
    I used banak as secondary wood.
    For the finishing, I tried to follow article about finishing mahogany.
    http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworki...f.aspx?id=2855
    However instead of finishing with shellac I used wiping poliurethane.
    Regards
    Alfredo

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    Absolutely beautiful! I'm betting they'll be well received and treasured for a long time.
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    Wow, beautiful Alfredo, the table looks very professional, GREAT!!!
    The same for the two lidded boxen.
    Oh yeah motherday in Mexico, I was in 2004 in Oaxaca on that day, it was great, a parade of lady's offering drinks to the public and tourists, lucky I took some pictures.
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    Wow Alfredo, the table is very, very nice. Muy hermosa, mi amigo.

    I am also certain that the lidded boxes will be very appreciated by both of your mothers, too. (I like your 'bad boy', too.)
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    Vaughn,
    the bad boy is an "alebrije".
    I bought it in San Martin Tilcajete, an small town of Oaxaca State.
    There are very nice crafts in Oaxaca.

    Ad,
    Oaxaca is a nice place to visit.
    I hope you enjoyed your trip.

    Regards
    Alfredo

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    Beautiful Alfredo. Both are well done.
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    That table is great, nice combination of your turning and flatwork skills!

    The boxes are really nice, I would not have guessed they were cedar.

    Cheers!
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