Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

Triangular Gateleg Table

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My most enjoyable project from 2022 was a triangular gateleg table in red oak. For more details see my WordPress blog. I chronicled the building of this table in A Table by Any Other Name available at Barnes & Noble.

Thanks in advance for hitting the thumbs-up!

Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself. - Ron Aylor

19 Comments

wow that is simply beautiful ron. love all the carving you did on this.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Thank you, sir! It was a great deal of fun. No plans either ... all on the fly!

Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself. - Ron Aylor

The releife carvings you do are simply amazing, a great looking table. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

 That's a real nice looking table Ron 

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

That's amazing detail.  Well done!

Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

Wow, that's really nice!

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

Nice table Ron, great detailed carvings. 
Thanks for your compliments!

Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself. - Ron Aylor

Thanks, Steve. This little table was one of the first items snatched up at my last art show. It was so much fun building that I had a hard time parting with it, but a man needs to eat. Right? LOL!

Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself. - Ron Aylor

Just the table would challenge me with the angles, and then WOW on all the carving.  I imagine it was hard to sell, but nice to see it appreciated.
Thanks! Yeah, sometimes I feel like vetting the recipient before parting with a piece I’ve spent countless hours working on. LOL!

Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself. - Ron Aylor

Haha...yes, application process to purchase!  Likely would drive the price up as it would demonstrate the value.
True, but you can never price craft at what it is truly worth. That is unless you want to end up with a storeroom of items sporting hefty price tags. You can only get what your particular market will allow.

Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself. - Ron Aylor

Woah!

~ Mystery by Design ~

Thanks, Kel!

Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself. - Ron Aylor

Your the real deal when it comes to old world craftsman. Great construction and fine carving and all by hand tools!

How long does it take to produce a piece like that? 

I hope your safe there. Is it hard to get supplies with all that’s going on over there?

I hope to see more of your wonderful work. 
I did hit the like button.

James McIntyre

James, thank you for your kind words. I spent maybe four or five hours a day over the course of three weeks on this table. If my memory serves correctly, there were more than a couple rainy days where I didn’t work. I enjoy the craft so much that I lose track of time spent. Thanks for the like!

Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself. - Ron Aylor