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one of two Cherry tables

This is one of two Cherry tables with Cabriole legs with slipper feet I built. One was for my wife and this one for my daughter, they are Identical so far as handmade objects go, and I can’t tell the difference. The Cherry was harvested from the neighborhood on the banks of the Tenn. River some 28 years ago I had it sawed into boards, stored and dried for a lot of years it is very stable at this point. The finish I mixed with Aniline dyes and the top coat is many coats of Clear Lacquer sanded with 600 hundred wet dry sand papers and polished to a high gloss.
The Cabriole legs are handmade; I blocked them out on the band saw and finished with the Draw knife, spoke shaves, rasp, scraper and extra fine sand paper. If you note in the unfinished leg picture you can still see the band saw tooth (Or tool) marks on the top shank of the leg not yet dressed down. Thanks for looking may your day be blessed.

-- -- Soli Deo gloria!

That is a really nice piece!! you did well.

looks super very nice work and excellent work on the finish also.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Another outstanding piece of furniture! The finish is especially superb!

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

looks great!
Very clean build. Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Really beautiful craftsmanship.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Thank you each and every one, you are the greatest.

-- -- Soli Deo gloria!