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    Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    To all,

    Thanks for your assistance suggestions way back when with the table build. The surface of the table is 48 inches wide, 108 inches long, and 1 1/8 inches thick. It is made with 130 segments of walnut.
    Build details…
    1) Joined, planed and cut each of the 140 segments
    (thank you to my wife Anne for her help).
    2) Glued up 5 rows of segments into a panel using titebond extended
    (so I could run the panels though the DW735)
    3) Scraped the glue off the panels
    4) Planed the panels
    5) Edge joined the panel with my new (Used) Domino
    (Thanks Berta)
    6) Had the joined table top sanded at Raleigh Reclaimed
    (Thanks Billy for doing the sanding on your 52 inch drum sander)
    (Thanks to Scott Smith for the recommendation)
    7) Cut the ends clean
    8) Built the trestle
    8) Routed the edges and corners
    9) Applies black walnut danish oil
    10) Applied General Finishes Water based top coat
    11) Removed the old table
    12) Assembled in the dining room
    13) Sent this post

    Mike and Dave – Thanks for your help throughout as well as well

    For those of you paying attention, I did say the top was 130 segments and I finished 140 segments. I learned a while ago that when you are doing this kind of production work it does not hurt to have a few extra pieces just in case.
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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    I think that looks amazing, love the joinery work on the trestle. Thank you for sharing!

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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Beautiful work Matt, great looking finish.
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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Very well done Matt! Somebody close to you must be elated with her new gift!
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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Beautiful, just beautiful!

    One question - how did you suspend that much wood from the ceiling (Table 1.jpg ) ? Now that is something I need to learn.
    I like making things. I have a wood shop at home. I am a terrible carpenter but I love doing it. Raymond - Charlotte, NC

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    Years of memories will be made at that table.
    The thing that holds up all my woodworking is simply getting started.

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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Excellent job, Matt. Enjoy it for many years to come.
    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.


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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Spectacular Matt!

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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Beautiful table, excellent craftsmanship....thank you for sharing!
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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Lot of work there with great results!

    Thanks for sharing build detail too.

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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Looks great.

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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Yes, impressive work!


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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Very nice work...

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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Fantastic job Matt!
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    Re: Walnut Segmented Dining Table is finished just in time to be a Christmas gift!

    Great table. Where is picture #5? I am jealous of your shop.

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