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John. B

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Occasional Table in Sapele:




Overall height 555mm.
Table top Diameter 300mm.

Critique welcome.

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Wow ,John B ,thats a reall beaut lovely clean lines very crisp looking =D>
You got a super looking finish on it as well really impressive .
A very usful addition to the household methinks and quite a few brownee points as well
Thanks for showing.
 

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That's a lovely item, makes me want to have a go. Would I be right in thinking the legs are screwed and plugged through the 'stem', as opposed to sliding dovetailed?
 

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Hello Mike,

You are partially correct, they are in fact mortise and Tenon, but as the Tenons are quite short they are glued

and reinforced with a screw deep countersunk with a turned button covering each hole.

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Wow. I usually feel quite unqualified to comment on people's work but that is a beautiful table I would love to own. The whole thing is beautifully designed - esecially the legs with their fluting (correct term?...) .. and the little buttons/plugs.

I would love to see a w.i.p of that....how did you get the fluting?
 

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A nice traditional piece, and looks beautifully finished.It's always refreshing to see something that little bit different being posted.

Ian
 

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not sure why I always feel an element of concern when I try to give honest critique but here goes -

1. love the overall impression - would want the piece in my living room ( not just just saying this!)
but
2. there are 3 places in the piece where lines are used as decoration - and they don't seem to match
3. on the single spindle there are a couple of 'similar but different' forms that would, I think, be better if they matched. The beads above and below the leg attachments are an example of a great match.
4. the table top itself looks in proportion but is overweighted by the bit below it.
 

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John. B":gyk7ze7w said:
Thank you Ian,
So I made this!
It's locked to lathe bed much the same way as the Tailstock.
Nice jig. Presumably you could use that for fluting as well?

I would love to have a go at making something like this piece - but the legs would put me off. Just couldn't bear to waste that much wood in offcuts!!
 
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