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This is a reproduction of the Nicholas Brown tea table made by John Goddard of Newport, scaled from pictures in an auction catalog and with a lot of mentoring from a friend who made one also. It is made of mahogany with chestnut glueblocks, as was the original. I finished it with potassium dichromate dye, garnet shellac, and lacquer.
27H x 34 1/8L x 21 1/8D
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Very nice work..
The top is 1 piece (1" thick), and the carving is not applied. The edge is first bandsawed to shape. Next, I used a compass to layout the width of the carved edge (1 1/4") and routed the rest of the top surface 9/16" deep. The bead and ogee are then just carved and cleaned up with scrapers. I don't consider myself a good carver as it took me about a week to carve and clean up the top. I think I had about 400 hrs. total in the piece. Good thing I'm not doing it for a living!
Remarkable piece of work.....would you outline the procedures/techniques you used to fabricate the top? Thanks.
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