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    Tables, tables

    It has been table building this winter...2 wedding gifts. Niece wanted a round table - at 5 feet diameter it was a fun build. All Pennsylvania Cherry
    I prefer hand tools but as Clint Eastwood says " I man's got to know his limitations". I discovered the beauty of a belt sander. The couple wants to put a finish on themselves.

    talle caitlin.jpgtable 2.jpg

    The next table is for my daughter in law and son. She wanted live edge. Hmmm. Ok. This one was edge joined only with hot hide glue and set veritically. No clamps. Joint seems solid. Probably going to use Waterlox finish on this one.

    Table Anthony.jpg

    My basement is so cramped. Got to clear things out.
    Last edited by Mark Rainey; 04-02-2024 at 8:10 PM.

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    Very nice tables...and a bonus you don't have to finish one .
    Chris

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    Those look great, Mark!
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    Those look excellent! I am sure they will be cherished. Your family is lucky to have you.
    Best Regards, Maurice

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    Turned out nice..

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    Nicely done Mark!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rainey View Post
    It has been table building this winter...2 wedding gifts. Niece wanted a round table - at 5 feet diameter it was a fun build. All Pennsylvania Cherry
    I prefer hand tools but as Clint Eastwood says " I man's got to know his limitations". I discovered the beauty of a belt sander. The couple wants to put a finish on themselves.

    talle caitlin.jpgtable 2.jpg

    The next table is for my daughter in law and son. She wanted live edge. Hmmm. Ok. This one was edge joined only with hot hide glue and set veritically. No clamps. Joint seems solid. Probably going to use Waterlox finish on this one.

    Table Anthony.jpg

    My basement is so cramped. Got to clear things out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Hawkshaw View Post
    Very nice tables...and a bonus you don't have to finish one .
    Thanks Christian, finishing can be a pain
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    Those look great, Mark!
    Thanks Jim. Some snow in NE PA today!
    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice Mcmurry View Post
    Those look excellent! I am sure they will be cherished. Your family is lucky to have you.
    Thanks Maurice
    Quote Originally Posted by jack duren View Post
    Turned out nice..
    Thanks Jack
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Nicely done Mark!
    Thanks Ken. Looking forward to your walnut table.

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    Brought the table up from the basement for some better pics

    Table 1.jpgTable 2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rainey View Post
    Thanks Jim. Some snow in NE PA today!
    Yes, my brother was complaining about the hail at his place in Wayne County and posting memes of "spring snow plowing". LOL Only several inches of rain here in SE PA...the backyard is a swamp.
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    Beautiful work they will be enjoyed.

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    Great work as usual, Mark. It feels extra good to make things for family.

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    The round table is superb! I'd love a close up shot of the underside where the legs come together and details on joinery. The leg design is very well done IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Mueller View Post
    Great work as usual, Mark. It feels extra good to make things for family.
    Thanks Phil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Burnside View Post
    The round table is superb! I'd love a close up shot of the underside where the legs come together and details on joinery. The leg design is very well done IMHO.
    Thanks Michael! Here are some pics of the construction. The top support is a big bridle joint. That was fun making

    Table build 11.jpglily table 4.jpglily table 6.jpgTable glue up.jpgupside down.jpg
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    Thatís great, thanks Mark!

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