End Tables

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Two very expensive end tables.  Well, after the new domino cutter, accessory kit for it, and the new gun for my HVLP system, they came in just a little less than 2K.  The wood I had.  LOL
The bottoms are maple,  the craftsman slats are mortised in them, complete assembly was dominoes.  As many of you know I wrestled with painting  or lightly staining them, until I had the Domino in the wrong position while installing a bottom shelf and blew through the side.  After filling and putty, they were primed and painted with Sherwin William Emerald paint sprayed through a 3 stage Fuji HVLP.  It came with a gravity feed cup and PPS system, which I hated, so bought the "Cup" gun, then I felt at home.  The primer sprayed awful, required a complete but light sand, but the color sprayed like a dream and am very happy with it.  While I do not care for painted wood products, the SWMBO wanted this all along and is over the moon happy with them.  I guess that is all that matters.
The Tops are Cherry with some Sherwin Williams stain that has a slight grayish tinge to match the room and other decorations.  Waterborne Satin Poly, and finished sanded with a paper sack, then lightly buffed and Howard's bees wax polish to finish.
Comments and Criticisms freely accepted....


Mike

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Great work Moke. I’m sure you’ll get your money’s worth out your new paint system and the domino was a great choice for a new tool. Love that style of furniture.

James McIntyre

Nice job Mike. At least the tops aren’t painted. Sometimes you gotta do what the customer wants. 
look fantastic mike. now ill bet you wish you had that domino a long time ago huh ?

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

James-Thank you!
Corelz- Especially when you are sleeping with her!
Pottzy - It is an incredibly accurate machine...I really like it!  I wish you and the Duck would have let me buy it years ago!! LOL    Thanks!!

Mike

I think in the long run you came out ahead on the new tools. Justifying new tools for a project the wife wants done is great.  The tables look nice too....
The only reason I see that you had a problem is the same as mine.    Sharing your workshop with a golf cart.   They take up to much room.
Oh, the tables came out great.   Like the tops and the paint is nice also.

Ron

Well they look great!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

A big thumbs up Mike 👍
I think painted has its place and you did it well. 
Gotta say though that that top wood is something special, love the grain!
i have to say painted yuck YUCK YUCKY BUT in this case they look very nice GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

well after those the wife will never bitch about the cost of the tools id say ? or id sure hope not !

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

"Love" that magnificent contrasting timber for the base (in the finished product)... you had to put on your Philistine baseball cap backwards

and blame the Domino!

At least the project was saved by the nice top and you learning to take pictures.

Next time when SWMBO demands paint, give her the gun (preferably the paint) and sit back with your favourite, heavy with alcohol, drink and watch the spray emanating from the gun (or her mouth).

Good to see you post a project instead of just partying... proving you are using the new Fe$tools.... oops, the vac sucks not blows. 

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 OH MY DEAR DUCKLING !

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

Les- Well....here's the thing....the wife only knows about the domino...not the rest of the stuff....shhhh
Thank you!

Ron- the golf cart is in there because I am pimping it out (another money drain) and at least you use yours for golf, I use it to run back and forth the house and garage, which is 150' away and yes I should walk but it's usually to get something.... it really only takes 6' of 40' shop and I move it out while I'm working so it's really no bother...except to my checkbook.  Thanks for the kind words.

Ryan- Thanks

GR8-Thanks

Pottzy - tough to bitch about what you don't know!!

Splint--thank you my friend, words of praise from a craftsman such as yourself means a lot to me...

Duckster- the photos were with my cellphone....the shop was totally screwed up by moving everything to the back to get away from any potential overspray.  With an HVLP there is very little, but still a small amount.  I did them in the house with my cellphone. I thought you would bitch about the quality and too few photos, so I was surprised.  
It was truly not the domino's fault...but I am surprised you did not hear me yelling at myself in AUS when I did it....I think most of this town did.  It was  40mm domino, and I was splinting it 10/30 between two boards and I forgot to re-adjust.  It is an incredible machine, but the operator still has flaws.  I had to really stay on my toes as to orientation and location for 18 of 20 biscuits and got through the whole damn thing until the next to last one.  After I got control of myself, I said to myself, well I guess I paint it!  It all worked out in the end.  
That photo still makes me laugh...I love the pom-pons.....


Mike

I'm not a paint fan (meaning I hate painting as I struggle to get the outcome I want) but these really look nice.  The cherry will just keep getting darker which will enhance the look.  Nice to factor in a new tool.  
Thank you BB!  It was a relatively new system to me.  It had a gun that I hated, and really struggled with.  I had an earlex system that I had for years, I had used it a lot. I sprayed mostly waterborne poly, but did paint 15 pieces of aluminum patio furniture with it and it was a nice finish.  I ordered a gun very similar to what I was used to and combined with a 3 stage unit I was very impressed the finish.  I used Sherwin Williams Emerald paint which I give a lot of credit to also.

Mike

Well done Mike, not a fan of painted hardwood in furniture, but these turned out great. the tops look wonderful with the grain of the cherry.

Main Street to the Mountains

I think they look great. I hesitate to paint but there are times when the painted part helps highlight the remaining natural wood. To me, this is one of those times.
Eric-Thanks!   I bought 100 board feet for 100.00 , I'm not the good deal guy,  but lucked out for once.

Steve-Thank you  I'm going with that....I did it to compliment the top.  LOL   You are very kind.

Mike


 Eric - the "Loft"
Well done Mike, not a fan of painted hardwood in furniture, ...

Yet yazall keep encouraging him... the fact that pottzy and I hat to nearly beat him black and blue to buy the Fe$tool proves he is easily influenced... hell he's an ex-cop.


 Moke
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Duckster- ..... I thought you would bitch about the quality and too few photos, so I was surprised.  
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I don't give a toss about the quality... after all my eyes cannot tell the difference... it's the quantity... more so the lack of that I see red... and that's not the red eye.



 Moke
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Duckster- .....  I am surprised you did not hear me yelling at myself in AUS when I did it....I think most of this town did....

I didn't hear it, but I felt the effect of your rain dance... it's been raining (pouring) here for the past 3 days...



 Moke 
...... That photo still makes me laugh...I love the pom-pons.....

Time to get them out of the wardrobe.



If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

mike i think the duck has spelled it all out pretty well, we want you back in a cheer outfit wavin those pom poms girl..............er sorry officer!!! damn it, hey i had one drink two hours ago, i swear sir !🙄😣😎

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