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Work in progress - Small coffee table
Started by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Here is my latest effort; my first Lathe and Bandsaw attempt

Started off as 4" x 4" redwood

Oak base pieces: 3 mm thick steel squares for top of legs to underside of table

Base pieces shaped provisionally with new Bandsaw; my first bandsaw cuts -- only bought B/S last week

Provisional mock-up

Walnut table top is 40 pieces of 0.8" sticks
With some water sprayed on to give idea of finish

All parts will get a thorough sanding/filing etc before some stain and finish

Posted by: tomplum (6140)  Report abuse
nice work cordyline,

Posted by: momac (10729)  Report abuse
That's raw talent cordy....lovely work.

Posted by: Anne (3765)  Report abuse
I do enjoy Cordy's posts, always something of interest going on.

Posted by: turbo (2147) Report abuse
Nice work Cordy, the natural gain will come out lovely when it's stained

Posted by: Anne (3765)  Report abuse
cordy..... is the embroidery someone's handiwork?

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
No Anne we are not into embroidery

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Mixed Fiddes Mahogany dye with Tung oil and thinners

The top will be the underside of table; testing mix ratios

The metal plates may be an overkill but the top sits on level

Pocket holes and Domino Dowels secure the base

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Progress, the uprights and base have Morrells red Mahogany dye followed by Tung oil/White Spirit
Table top likewise but Mahogany dye

With a small Goblet they helped me to make at Wigan Woodturners Club last night

More like the actual colour in this shot

More Tungoil/Thinners tomorrow then finish off with Briwax

Posted by: lectriclegs (3900) Report abuse
Very nice, Cordy.

Posted by: irene (2900)  Report abuse
It won't let me see the pics! Just got little squares with crosses in, How frustrating! Am I doing something wrong?

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Pics are still there; you may have a blocker on your computer
The photos are on Imgur

Posted by: dave b (1280)  Report abuse
Hi cordyline heres a Lamp table i made for my brother a number of years ago, top is Brazilian mahogany mdf,with moulded lippings, all the rest is Brazilian mahogany.
I made a full size template, out of hardboard for the legs a profile shape of half the leg, as to get all the legs the same on the lathe, all the rails are mortised and tenioned by hand.
Then clear varnished.

just sorting photos out

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Posted by: dave b (1280)  Report abuse
Asked my brother to send me the photos,as i didnt have any on my laptop, thought it might be of interest to you,and give you some ideas.cheers dave

Like your table ,looks a sturdy solid job,grain always looks good when you cut curves,like on your table feet,nice choice of colour too well done

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
First class workmanship there Dave
A gradely job !

Posted by: dave b (1280)  Report abuse
Thanks ,it still looks good after all this time,

Posted by: dave b (1280)  Report abuse
This was an strange one someone ask me to a make casket for ashes,so i looked online to get a few ideas and was surprised how much these things cost.
So i had some yellow pine in my workshop, the casket wasnt going in the ground ,it was going one of those concrete boxes with a fixed top.I made the lid a tight fit to be glued on after ashes were put in.
My boss always said ,"if it can be made of wood we can make it"
Think he was right

made in 2013

Posted by: irene (2900)  Report abuse
They have appeared now. Very impressive! Well done! x.

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Practicing wood-turning
Small Beech goblet

Small plate is Poplar

This fruit-bowl is a failure so far;
jumped off the lathe while turning
A lump was knocked out on impact with the concrete floor
It's about 7 inch diameter by 4 inches high

Might try to fix it on Monday

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Result.... sort of

Posted by: laughing gravy (5865) Report abuse
looks good enough to eat your dinner off...

Posted by: momac (10729)  Report abuse
They all look beautiful..you're very talented Cordyline.

Posted by: Anne (3765)  Report abuse
Cordy.... if you ever have too many I would gladly relieve you of them..... beautiful.

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Prototype for Cabriole legged table

Temporary MDF top for an idea of size
First attempt at making this type of leg

Posted by: jarvo (29625)  Report abuse
Shouldn't this be on Hobbies?

Posted by: tonker (21250)   Report abuse
Shouldn't you be on 'handbags'?

Posted by: broady (15730)   Report abuse
Is it true you have got the commission to make Lord Smith’s retirement gift?

Posted by: jathbee (10127) Report abuse
Very skilful and artistic.

Posted by: tonker (21250)   Report abuse
Queen Anne would have you beheaded for taking the piss out of her legs!

Posted by: custard (6939)   Report abuse
Beautiful work Cordyline

Posted by: dave b (1280)  Report abuse
Making bowls can be tricky cordyline, the end grain is the problem the chisel crabs and loosens the bowl on the face plate,and chisels soon lose their edge, looks alright nice grain effect.

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Dave B
I'm having a go with Shellac for French Polishing bowl

Sent direct to India for Blonde Flakes; mixed it with Meths like they show on YouTube

This Idigbo [not heard of it before] polishes up OK; quite light in weight

More photos later

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Iroko bowl

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Making Queen Ann legs
Cover with blue masking tape; makes it easier to remove later
Glue on the pattern, one side is mirrored

Here are four legs prepared these are much smaller; only about 6 inches long

Then I covered the legs with clear Parcel tape -- Cellotape
This is to help lubricate the Scrollsaw blade

Scroll saw in action

The legs on the first table - much larger; were cut in a similar manner but on a Bandsaw

Photos of small legs later tonight

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Here are the small legs after sawing and sanding;
just measured and they are 5 inches long

Posted by: dave b (1280)  Report abuse
Nice job cordy,impressive,

Posted by: nanajacqui (2918)  Report abuse
Love all your work cordy,you're so talented

Posted by: tonker (21250)   Report abuse
Cordyline - these finishing products are good stuff .....


And, do tou know of Axminster tools and machinery, Warrington?

They stock the Chestnut oils!

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Yes Tonker seen the Chestnut stuff, I made my own friction polish

Axminster; yes been there a few times, bought a Festool Domino 500 last visit

Posted by: tonker (21250)   Report abuse
I might be able to sort you out some mahogany and oak off-cuts if you're interested in picking them up?

I'll let you know when I get back from Mora, next week!

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Yes, I'm interested Tonker
meanwhile; progress....

Might get to put coloured paint on tomorrow

Posted by: tonker (21250)   Report abuse
It reminds me of my mate's dog, Samson, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was sixteen and subject to fits. He had a fit and fell downstairs. He isn't with us anymore!

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
two steps forward, one step back
Test piece for small table top, in spite of lots of sanding I see quite a few dust specks

Another test piece

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse

Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Neighbour gave me an Oak handrail - rejected from a new house build
This is one third of it

Squared it off

Sliced and glued the pieces

Fiffed and faffed with MDF template - bandsaw - and router etc. to get this

….template for Queen Ann legs...

twelve inch ruler


Posted by: cordyline (5350)   Report abuse
Can't find suitable Oak for the Queen Ann legs
Require 4 pieces 4 x 4 x 14 inches

Posted by: elizabeth (5439)  Report abuse

Posted by: madamehmurray (6144)   Report abuse
you are doing a great job. Keep up the good work. Waybill I met Dave he and his best friend at the time made furniture rocking chairs treasure chests and you name it. Dave told me that they even made a woodchopper was out of cherry wood. I have been up in that area cause I lived in Saranac Lake Its on 458 and been by that so many times. I was fascinated to see and know that Dave and Barry made that. We went by there years later and I thihnkn its no longer there. We have amish around New York and they make tables chairs and other things. Good that you can use your hands and create something out of nothing


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