She wanted a table. A shiny table. I gave her a price, she thought I was to high. She wanted a table, a shiny table. So she found someone online that was going to make the table for her. He wouldn't do shiny. So she asked if he made it would I finish it. Sure, why not.
So she orders the table and he tells her 10 weeks.
I would have had it to her in less then 2 and I know what the quality would have been.
So after the waiting period the table was shipped to my shop. As far as I know it was suppose to be maple. That's what I told her. What I got was NOT maple. Not even close. Knotty Pine...for a mirror gloss...right.
And not only was it pine, I don't think this guy could have made these cuts any faster. And I also don't believe he knows what sandpaper is either....
Here's the top. What you can't see is the undulating sanding job. It certainly wasn't put through a widebelt, which is essential for a proper gloss finish. He did a bad job gluing up and then just sanded only the joints, and poorly. It wasn't even close to level. And on top of that it was a bad glue job. Joints weren't closed up like they should be.
A little sandpaper maybe? Or better yet don't use a router bit that had cut concrete recently.
Here's the pedestal turning. Looks OK from here...
But get a bit closer and you'll notice dull tooling and limited use of sandpaper
He didn't even turn it far enough to get rid of the uneven glue joint