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  1. #16
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    Excellent results! Thanks for letting us follow your progress.
    Rustic? Well, no. That was not my intention!

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    Gorgeous!! What finish did you use for the table? I love the color.

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    Thanks Nick: Varathane Dark Walnut gel stain, then sanded to 320; 2 coats of Amber Zinnser Shellac, scuffed between coast with purple 3M pad, 2 coats of 1lb dewaxed blonde shellac (Wellermart), scuffed, then about 12 coats of wipe on poly sanded to 320 between coats. Everything was put on with pads - no brushes. I was pretty insecure about the finish and experimented for a month with different combos, but in the end I'm pleased with the way it came out. And I discovered that micro fiber cloths do as good a job on sanding dust as tack cloths. IMHO.
    Bill
    If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

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    and I should add that the pics are a bit more red than the real deal. Not a lot, but some. Probably;y the most accurate pic is this one.
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    Bill
    If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

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    Bill, absolutely beautiful! Well done Sir!

    Also, I am in the beginning stages of a pair of oak end tables for my wife. I think I will have to steal part of, if not all, your finishing regimen! Again, nice work Sir!
    Ken

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    thanks Ken - wasn't just my regimen. I had a ton of help from fellow creekers. And it took a month of futzing around to find what I liked. But all those coats of wipe on paid off - smooth as glass.
    Bill
    If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

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    Beautiful table Bill. I love the knock down feature - it makes things so much easier on the back to move.

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    Beautiful, Bill. And the finish you finally settled on prove all those specimens were worth it.


    John

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    Structure looks a bit ... um, delicate. You're sure you can't up the legs to 12/4? I just HATE a shaky table.

    Nicely done, sir! And I too have some oak in my future, so will tag this for your finish.
    Molann an obair an saor.

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    Nice job Bill. The table looks great. Very well done.

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    Thanks for sharing Bill. I definitely like that style and hope to do something similar for our house one day. Outstanding work and your hand work with the circ saw reminded me of my many-days-long-past of working as a bridge carpenter (pre OSHA days). What do you recon the table weighs?
    David

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    It turned out fabulous, nice work. You got hold of some really good QSWO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Eisenhauer View Post
    Thanks for sharing Bill. I definitely like that style and hope to do something similar for our house one day. Outstanding work and your hand work with the circ saw reminded me of my many-days-long-past of working as a bridge carpenter (pre OSHA days). What do you recon the table weighs?
    Probably a couple hundred pounds. I needed the kid across the street to help carry the top up to my office. My son in law is a carpenter building bridges, and he and I spent a couple of hours this summer, on a lark, sharing skil saw tricks we've learned in our combined 50 years of carpentry. Not stuff you want to try at home kids. And I have made some nice things from the lagging he gets for me. Even got a 3x8x8' piece of cherry once.
    Bill
    If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

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    Thanks Bill. My Skil saw use has shrunken over the years and I sold my framing/remodeling equipment package that included my many-years-old worm drive saw about three years ago. My maybe one-twice a year circ saw use is now limited to a newer Makita saw that weighs considerably less.
    David

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