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A friend of mine saw these tables at his buddies place and asked if I could make him a set.

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I first milled some cherry, glued it and then cut the 60 degree triangles.

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Next I cut some walnut for the borders and attached it to the triangles. I used biscuits just to help reinforce the long grain to end grain feature. Clamping had to be done by wedges...clamps don't hold 60 degree corners very well.

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Next it was time to turn the legs. I made a simple template that had cut-outs for the tenon, top, middle and bottom diameters as well as a notch to indicate the middle point. Just parted down to the diameters and blended from point to point for a nice even taper.

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Next was cutting the final shape of the tops. I cut a template in 1/4" MDF. I was going to use a flush cut router bit but ended up getting some tear out. So I cut them at the bandsaw and finished them at the oscillating belt sander.

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Next I layed out the legs, drilled the mortise and dry fit everything.

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Clamped them up.

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Sanded to 220, applied 2 coats of blonde shellac, sanded with 320, sprayed with 5 coats of semi gloss lacquer, wet sanded to 1200 grit with paraffin oil lube and finished with a nice buffing of Renaissance wax.

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Thanks for looking and enjoy.
 

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Here's how I layed out the curve.

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And the template.

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All the joinery of the stock was done by hand including flattening the first face. Did use a planer to ensure even thickness.

The center panels are 17" on edge. The walnut is 2.25" at the widest point. Total 16.5" tall.
 

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It's called a fairing stick. Very simple to make. Just a thin strip of hardwood, a small piece for the toggle and some string. Tie the string to one end of the stick, thread through 2 holes in toggle, thread through opposite end of stick and tie back to toggle. You can make these any size you need to get whatever size curve you need. Here's a pic of the threaded toggle. Let me know if this doesn't make sense.

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The other side

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It's called a fairing stick. Very simple to make. Just a thin strip of hardwood, a small piece for the toggle and some string. Tie the string to one end of the stick, thread through 2 holes in toggle, thread through opposite end of stick and tie back to toggle. You can make these any size you need to get whatever size curve you need. Here's a pic of the threaded toggle. Let me know if this doesn't make sense.

One side

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The other side

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Thanks much!!!
 
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