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  • #135116
    gregjkm
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    Is anyone else attempting to build this table? I have started but my progress has been quite slow with the cold temperatures and an unheated workshop(grage).

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    #140408
    gregjkm
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    It is finally starting to come together. The top still needs some flattening but the finish line is near. If only i wasn’t going in for back surgery tomorrow this could be finished this month…. owell such is life

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    #140675
    jmeir248
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    I heading to the lumber mill tomorrow to begin this build! I love the way this table looks. Cant wait to get started.

    #140734
    David Perrott
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    I’m always a bit curious of how many people complete the projects. I haven’t done this one. Trying to finish the hanging wall cabinet.

    #140924
    Matt McGrane
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    Coming along nicely, Greg. I wish you a speedy recovery so you can continue and complete the build.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #141147
    jmeir248
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    This is my first time working with white oak. Seems to tool pretty well, and looks great when smoothed. I should be done with the framework by the end of the week!

    #141201
    jmeir248
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    To date, this has been my favorite build. It has challenged me to a new level and I have learned a lot along the way. I love the way Paul teaches in his videos and it allows me to learn at my own pace.

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    #141651
    gregjkm
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    Paul is definitely the best teacher I have seen for woodworking, about the only drawback is me makes everything look so easy. Paul take 5 minutes to chop a mortise it will probably take me 30 minutes, but that is why he is the teacher and we learners.

    I’m getting really close to finishing, just sanded of the final coat of finish on the base, and am about halfway through putting finish on the top.

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    #141661
    Eddy Flynn
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    @gregjkm the build looks fantastic is that walnut you’re using, looking at your workbench it looks like it’s set up for a left handed user do you have any issues being show everything right handed,the reason i ask one of our shed members has asked for a left handed bench ,

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #141665
    Dave Riendeau
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    Looks great, job well done!

    -Canada

    #141679
    gregjkm
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    Thanks for the compliments, it is starting to shape up finally. You are correct it is made with walnut, I managed to get 60 very ruff board feet from some guy on craigslist for under $3/b.f. I wish he had more i could have bought.

    Yes by bench is set up for me being a leftie, it works fine for me. I tend to watch a piece of Paul’s videos then go into the workshop and try out what I just watched. So im not watching and doing at the same time and it works out pretty well.

    #141741
    Matt McGrane
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    Great job Greg. Really looking good. I’m sure it’s been an extremely satisfying project.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #142567
    gregjkm
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    I finally finished my table, it was a huge learning experience. I learned way to much to sum up how I feel about this project, but I can definitely say it helped me grow tremendously as a woodworker.

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    #142570
    Jim Braun
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    Looks great you should be very proud.

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

    #142571
    Derek Long
    Participant

    Looks great, good job.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

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