Festool (Ad #1)

Special Events in the next 30 days

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    User cyclopentadiene's Avatar
    Nickname
    Update your profile with your name
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    692
    Visit Freq
    4.35 visits/week
    Threads
    124
    Classifieds
    0

    New Twist on Modern Danish

    My latest project is a little unique. My daughter found an old pinball playing field and wants a coffee table made from it. I am also building a set of end tables to match. I have almost completed the end tables, just a couple more coats of finish. The pinball machine playing field has purple, t=yellow and Tiffany blue paint. I decided to use a whimsical approach by using random size and location inlay purple heart and yellow heart circles in curly maple for the case and dovetailed the purple heart sides. The legs are purchased from Amazon.



    The coffee table will be a box with the playing field inside the box and the glass top, ball shooter and metal trim will be used on the top. I plan too paint the wood surrounding the glass with silver paint so it appears like metal. The entire unit will be backlit with battery operated LED lights so the bumpers etc will be illuminated. the sides of the coffee table have the same inlaid dots.

  2. The following 10 users say Thank You to cyclopentadiene :


  3. #2
    Corporate Member
    DQ

    Nickname
    Ray (80)
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bellingham, WA
    Posts
    856
    Visit Freq
    7.04 visits/week
    Threads
    52
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    I'm looking forward to seeing the final results. Sounds really unique.

  4. #3
    Board of Directors
    Secretary
    Corporate Member
    DQ
    Hmerkle's Avatar
    Nickname
    Hank
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Greer, SC
    Posts
    5,589
    Visit Freq
    5.15 visits/week
    Threads
    310
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    How creative!
    I too, want to see te finished product!
    People are amazed as a shaving rises from the throat of a plane as if itís a spell plucked from a sorcererís hand Ė Paul Sellers

  5. #4
    Corporate Member
    DQ
    Graywolf's Avatar
    Nickname
    Richard
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    High Point, NC
    Posts
    914
    Visit Freq
    7.00 visits/week
    Threads
    27
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    Looks like fun piece!
    Nothing beats a try but a failure, failure is an opportunity to learn.
    http://graywolfwoodworks.wordpress.com/

  6. #5
    Senior User
    DQ
    llucas's Avatar
    Nickname
    luke
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    506
    Visit Freq
    6.85 visits/week
    Threads
    87
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    The more I look at your pic, the more I like it. I have been studying the details for a full 5 minutes and now I REALLLY like it! It did take a few minutes to break out of my conservative old fogey mindset, but I do like what you have done, and plan to do. I, too, am looking forward to seeing the completed set. Thanks for sharing

  7. #6
    Senior User
    DQ

    Nickname
    Zach
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    West Columbia, SC
    Posts
    261
    Visit Freq
    6.65 visits/week
    Threads
    41
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    That looks very nice!

  8. #7
    Corporate Member
    DQ
    Bill Clemmons's Avatar
    Nickname
    Bill (69)
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liberty, NC
    Posts
    6,171
    Visit Freq
    7.00 visits/week
    Threads
    262
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    Jeff, your work is always unique and very well done. Did you run into any issues cutting dovetails in the sides rather than end grain?
    I'll gladly tell you how I do something. Just please don't confuse that with the right way to do it, and almost certainly not the only way.


  9. #8
    Corporate Member
    DQ
    Jim M.'s Avatar
    Nickname
    Woody
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    New Church, VA
    Posts
    1,898
    Visit Freq
    7.00 visits/week
    Threads
    82
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    Very cool, I'm becoming a fan of mixed modern furniture.
    Measure twice... cut once... SCREAM LOUDLY... get another board

  10. #9
    jimwallacewoodturning.com Corporate Member
    DQ
    Jim Wallace's Avatar
    Nickname
    Jim
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Wake Forest, NC
    Posts
    287
    Visit Freq
    2.81 visits/week
    Threads
    7
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    This is really cool, Jeff. Beautifully done.

  11. #10
    User cyclopentadiene's Avatar
    Nickname
    Update your profile with your name
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    692
    Visit Freq
    4.35 visits/week
    Threads
    124
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    I used a leigh jig with the standard dovetail bit on the maple. I used a carbide upspiral bit on the pins in the purple heart. It actually cut better than the maple. I typically cut pins 1/16 long and sanding the purple heart end grain was tough. It tends to burn with the festool Rotex sander and 60 grit paper. I had to go slow. The hard part is fitting a 20Ē wide set of dovetails. The recent hunidity was not my friend. After cutting and dry fit it was great. After applying two coats of finish in the inside, the maple moved a little so i had somegaps that needed filling with epoxy. It is noticible if you know what you are looking for.

  12. The following user says Thank You to cyclopentadiene for this useful post:


  13. #11
    Senior User
    DQ
    Bear Republic's Avatar
    Nickname
    Steve (52)
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    562
    Visit Freq
    5.08 visits/week
    Threads
    16
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    Very cool! Looks like a fun project. Looking forward to seeing the set.
    - Not living life till you're part of the Food Chain

  14. #12
    User cyclopentadiene's Avatar
    Nickname
    Update your profile with your name
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    692
    Visit Freq
    4.35 visits/week
    Threads
    124
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    Almost finished with the coffee table that inspired the project. it uses the same design but a pinball machine playing field and it is back lit. I need to apply the finish and side in the glass. this was a very old machine as it was only 10 cents per play.

    url=http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showphoto.php?photo=85709&title=pinball-table&cat=500][/url]






  15. The following 4 users say Thank You to cyclopentadiene :


  16. #13
    Senior User
    DQ
    Bear Republic's Avatar
    Nickname
    Steve (52)
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    562
    Visit Freq
    5.08 visits/week
    Threads
    16
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    Looks great, really like it lighted up. It will be a great conversation piece. Good job!
    - Not living life till you're part of the Food Chain

  17. #14
    Senior User
    DQ
    llucas's Avatar
    Nickname
    luke
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    506
    Visit Freq
    6.85 visits/week
    Threads
    87
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    EXCELLENT! and Inspiring!

  18. #15
    Senior User
    DQ
    beloitdavisja's Avatar
    Nickname
    James Davis
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    202
    Visit Freq
    7.23 visits/week
    Threads
    30
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: New Twist on Modern Danish

    WOW. Incredible build. Jealous itís not in my living room!
    "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
    https://www.facebook.com/knottyscot

Similar Threads

  1. Latest project Modern Danish bedside tables
    By cyclopentadiene in forum General Woodworking
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-23-2017, 03:00 PM
  2. Traditional/historic furniture vs. modern/post modern/abstract...
    By Mike Davis in forum General Woodworking
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 08-04-2016, 11:01 AM
  3. What Wax After Danish Oil?
    By Ken Massingale in forum Finishing
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-19-2009, 12:48 PM
  4. In need of Danish Oil
    By BSevier in forum Finishing
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-09-2008, 01:24 PM
  5. Danish Modern Desk Design help.
    By Sharp Blade in forum General Woodworking
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-26-2008, 03:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •