This week in the shop I continued working on the sofa table by completing the cherry inlay banding.
Walnut Dining Table by John
“I’ve always been one of those people that like building things. I’m a mechanical engineer and I really started getting into woodworking about 6 years ago. The first major project that I wanted to build was a dining room table that I could pass down to my kids and grandkids. I saw two walnut trees that were dying in someone’s yard and I asked them if they would let me cut them down and use them for woodworking. They said I could so I milled them up with my Husqvarna 460 Rancher chainsaw and Alaskan Chainsaw Mill. I got some beautiful wood out of these trees and let it dry for several years in my garage before doing anything with it.
I finally finished it last week and it took 5 guys to bring it into my dining room from the garage. Everything is solid walnut; the top is 43”x3”x100”. With a quick weight calculation, the top probably weighs somewhere around 300 lbs. and the base weighs somewhere between 180-210 lbs. It’s a beast of a table and I think it will be passed down in my family for many years to come. I’m looking forward to my next project, maybe a Roubo workbench… “
Wooden Football by Charles
“This is a wooden football. it is cedar and is made of 32 cedar strips. hand painted and a clear epoxy finish.”
First Pen Turning by Donald
“Out of everything I’ve tried in woodworking, the lathe intimidates me more than anything. Much less something as small as a pen. But I obligated to try for James Greens pen competition. I live 5 minutes from Fort Bragg, Pop was a WW2 vet, bro-in-law was a Sea-Bee in Vietnam so felt obligated. Needed to practice first and did so. Then decided to go ahead and make a pen and this is the story…
Greene and Greene Inspired Blanket Chest by Cody
Project from the Wood Whisperer Guild
Woodshop 101 #025 : Creating a Legacy
Sofa Table Project
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