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    Default A few recent projects

    Just to prove that I do in fact still spend a bit of time in the shop, these are a few things I've been working on recently. The first is a recipe box I made for my MIL for Christmas:
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    Curly maple, cherry aniline dye and shellac. I actually made a second one, virtually the same for my SIL for Christmas as well.

    This next one is a coffee grider from LV. I just finished it up today:
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    Cherry, again finished with amber shellac.


    And this last one is a 'couch table':
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    I'm in the process of making another one, that will nest inside this one when not in use. The splines were originally going to be dovetailed, but I muffed one of the cuts so I just slotted them instead. Wood is maple and padauk, finished with waterbased poly. I'm not entirely happy with the colours of this one, but it's sure nice to have a place to set a cup of coffee.

    Thanks for looking,
    Kerry

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    Great Job Kerry!
    I especially like the coffee grinder and "couch Table".

    John

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    Nice ones Kerry. I like the idea of having the coffee cup very close to hand while you are laying on the couch

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    All three are very nice but I like the couch table the best. Don't know where you are getting the wood but is shure stand out as special stuff.

    The joinery in all three is outstanding as usual.

    Congratulations!!

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    Very nice Kerry,

    I really like the tiger stripe. Really beautiful wood well presented.

    Robert.

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    i love the concept of the couch table!!

    nice choice of material, that maple is tough to work with
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont

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    You've been busy! That couch table is an interesting idea and nicely executed. I like the colour contrast with the maple.

    Ken

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    I particularly like the couch table.
    Just curious, did you make it with 90-degree angles or slightly less to increase stability?
    How much does it deflect?
    How stable is it?

    Beautiful craftsmanship, imagination and execution!!

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    Thank you all for the very kind words. I appreciate it.


    Quote Originally Posted by marvintpa View Post
    I particularly like the couch table.
    Just curious, did you make it with 90-degree angles or slightly less to increase stability?
    How much does it deflect?
    How stable is it?

    Beautiful craftsmanship, imagination and execution!!
    Yes, the angles are 90, although it closed up just slightly. Not the result of deflection from weight, it was the result of not taking enough care when clamping. It's only out by a very small amount though and I have to measure it to detect it. Strength/stability wise - I haven't set anything super heavy on it to see how much it deflects, but maybe I will just to see. I don't think I'd sit on it or anything, but I can't think of any reasonably likely object to be placed on it that I think would cause any grief. I'll try and remember to run a little test tonight.

    Thanks again everyone.

    Cheers,
    Kerry

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    My grandma has a coffee grinder she brought over after the War in 1952 I think, that looks exactly like the one you built here.

    The table looks beautiful and so useful! I spill so much I tend to use my chest as the table......lol

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    Those are beautiful projects Kerry & the workmanship is as usual - outstanding.

    Lee
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    Nice work, Kerry. Love the curly maple box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry in Fort Sask, AB View Post
    ... I'll try and remember to run a little test tonight...
    Will the test include a truck balancing on top of it like the "S design table" test?

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_K99 View Post
    Will the test include a truck balancing on top of it like the "S design table" test?

    Andrew
    LOL, no. I don't think so.

    I did put a 28lb concrete statue on it though, about 5" from the unsupported edge and it deflected 3/16". Since I rarely ever have more than 28lbs of coffee at a time, I think we're safe .

    Cheers,
    Kerry

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    Looks great Kerry. Nice to see your work, as always.

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    Nice work Kerry.

    We have a Coffee grinder that looks like yours only the finish is a little different and will be older than myself by quite a few years.
    Egon
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