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    Default White oak table

    Sorry I am not too active the past while on the forum - been busy, and I often forget to take photos and post. Hard to believe that it is 6 1/2 years since I have incorporated the Shopbot into my shop, and it continues to allow us to manufacture things that we otherwise couldn’t do.

    This past spring, we did a large custom kitchen and other cabinetry four a customer. They also wanted to have a large (10’ By 4’) dining table made in quarter cut white oak.

    We did some drawings of the proposed base, then cut a sample from poplar to get the OK. The past week I cut the parts for the base columns (23” long, 10” wide and 3 1/2” thick - 4 pcs per column) roughed them out and finish machined them with a 1/2” ballnose bit.

    We mitred them on the resale bandsaw set to 45 degrees - and jointed the faces perfectly to mitre the bases together.

    This is another job I am very proud of - a true custom piece for a good customer (we did their oak staircase as well, and other closet cabinetry all in maple).

    Will post pics when it is stained and finished. Just waiting to get the sample colour approved.






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    The columns were shaped and sanded today (rounded the corners and so forth) but I forgot to take a photo. WIll do next week. This wood is very dense and heavy... the top will weigh in about 350 pounds. The columns take two hands and a good grip to handle.

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    looks great, I love working with white oak.

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    great work

    Bob

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    Can't wait to see the oil pic!
    NICE Andrew!!
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    Another beautiful project .....
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    I also love white oak, but the quartered stuff up here in Canada is like walnut... CRAZY $$. I ampaying almost $10/board foot for 8/4 rough quartered white oak and about $6.50 for flat sawn. Walnut is up around $12 now for 8/4. (wholesale pricing no less)

    I wish I could go back in time about 8 years when I set up the new shop, and buy a few thousand feet of the stuff when it was less than 1/2 what it is now.

    Ill show more photos this week I hope. One of my guys is off on holidays, and I have a job out of town for a few days. But I think well get it finished up ready for the spray booth.

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    I can get 8/4 quarter sawn white oak for $4.83/ bd. ft.
    I can also get several exotics for the same price in 4/4 rift sawn.

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    Ready for finishing... still waiting on the stain sample approval. SHould be this week.
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