"Pirouette" Table I call Crazy Legs

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Project by oldrivers posted 07-16-2017 07:13 PM 1612 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid Cherry,the table has a floating style top. Finished= Oil finish with a Lacquer top Coat, wet sanded with 500 grit and applied a finish Wax with 0000 Steel Wool. Had two Granddaughters who did Ballet this a tribute to them. I settled on the size then I used a large paper with vertical and horizontal lines one inch. on center. On this paper I laid out the height and width and free handed the legs and feet. This may be an unorthodox method but it worked well for me.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#1 posted 07-16-2017 07:16 PM

Totally awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-16-2017 07:34 PM

Nice work, great looking table. Im sure your granddaughters will love the tribute. Regarding the layout with the 1 inch squares, sounds like a good process to me, what coulc be better than a full scale drawing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 07-16-2017 07:51 PM

beautiful craftsmanship. Very creative. I Love the way the top floats, a true artists decision. My compliments!

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#4 posted 07-16-2017 09:15 PM

Very unique work.
A question how did you prepare the legs?
Did you stagger them to maximise the use of timber before cutting?

I like the design layout no doubt it kept you on your toes!

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 07-16-2017 09:21 PM

very cool design you put a real twist on something simple-lol,excellent work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 07-16-2017 09:42 PM

Calling this “eye catching” would be an understatement. Nice work.

-- Barry,

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#7 posted 07-17-2017 01:20 AM

Thank ea. of you, having looked @ the great work you all have posted I am humbled by your encouraging comments. Robscastle, you are correct I did stagger the pattern to maximize the materials.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 07-17-2017 02:42 PM

Extremely unique.

Use what works for you!

I do like your unusual table.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#9 posted 07-17-2017 03:07 PM

Beautiful little table. And I’m sure your Ballerinas loved how you captured the “feet”

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#10 posted 07-18-2017 04:42 AM

Nice project!

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#11 posted 08-13-2017 10:03 PM


-- Ken

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