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Starting a table for a friend, Daniel. It will be unique, more like a bar against the wall/windows on one side.

Daniel sent me the sketch and picture below . .
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And my sketch . . .
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The table will go into the nook, about 20" deep.

I need to get lumber prices this morning for Ash, Maple, and Oak . . . At this point I figure about 36 board feet. So I got to make a few calls.
 

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Yea I'm not sure what his plans are for the door on the right. I do know that originally he spoke of mounting the table (fixed) to the wall on the left ant the rear and having only two legs (one left, the other right) at the front. I'll talk to him more tonight and hopefully clear things up.

I'm to get lumber prices today on Oak, Maple, and Ash so they can choose.
 

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Good morning, it's been a long time since I was here.

Well to hurry things along, Daniel and Debbie decided, instead of the woods mentioned above, they would like Black Walnut.

Six quarter by twelve inches by eight feet slabs/boards were picked up at a local shop, Burl & Grain.

Slabs were cleaned, trimmed, and planed.

Four legs and aprons were made from eight quarter material I had purchased last spring.

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Currently, I'm working the 'make-up' of the table top. I want Missey's input.

I will install alignment pins as determined and pray for the flatness.

Also I'll be using these new panel clamps from Rockler plus a half-dozen or so 'others'. (First impression of these clamps . . . excellent addition!)


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The finish . . .

Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C, 350 ML, Pure

Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C

That's it for now . . .
 

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Top is glued and sanding has begun . . . hours of sanding.

The new Rockler Clamps are fantastic.

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I realized as I'm working here that I have the table top secure to prevent wrap and twist in the four corners but not in the middle,

Therefore . . .
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And I just noticed I did not post these earlier . . .

The pictures were taken after water spraying to wet-pop the grain. 120 grit sanding on my way to 150 and 180 grits.
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Well, well, well . . . How about an 'update'!

I just cannot seem to get here on a regular basis.

Anyhow, here's a bunch of pictures since that last post.
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And some assembly work in process . . . Aprons and Legs. Adding 'V' grooves to outside surfaces of legs.
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And the current status of the table . . . Legs and underside are finished. Top was finished sanded and wiped down with mineral spirits. (Minerals spirits bring out the grain and color.)

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I ran out of Rubio MonoCoat so the table will sit a few days waiting . . .
 

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Damn nice work!!!
 

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I agree.. with Levi... (y)
 

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Thanks guys . . . I can't take all the credit. With Black Walnut like that it's a whole lots easier to impress people. I was fortunate with these slabs . . . they weren't that great. But with an eye for the beauty within I was able to pull it out. (I do enjoy that part of woodworking . . . opening up a slab or board and then seeing how you can capture its' beauty.)

Don't know if you've ever noticed that the first thing that people touch to experience a piece of furniture is the finish . . . then the grain/wood. Those three are very important and focusing on them pleases people.

I believe this table top will be like glass to the touch by the time I'm done.

Changes like significantly improved finishes make it easier and a whole lot less work to achieve.

I believe Rubio is one of those and I'm out to prove it one way or another.

You trowel it on, spread it further with a microfiber pad on a 10" orbital buffer.

Wait 5 - 10 minutes.

Then change to a terry cloth/cotton pad and buff, buff, buff.


No streaks, no lines.

Raw walnut sample:

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Opposite side with Rubio MonoCoat:
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I love how the texture just pops.
 

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The craftsman part counts a whole lot... you're too modest.
 

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Looking GREAT (y) (y) (y) (y)
 

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Well, here it is Sunday morning.

Daniel picked-up his table yesterday morning.

This is a final picture of the Black Walnut Table installed @ Daniel place, in the Breakfast Nook for which it was built.

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Beautiful just beautiful Marlin.
 
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