We finished the finish and finished the tables. I think it is safe to say it was a success!!
Congratulations to all the students!! They were all excellent tables and something you can be proud of.
Here are the photos
The final assembly
Dick was our oldest member but I think he may have had more fun than all the rest combined.
Gary did some remarkable work, and made some very handsome tools along the way. Including saws he presented to the instructors.
Roger was the novice. And considering he had done practically no prior woodworking his work is incredible. Without a doubt he had the steepest learning curve. He was the most studios of the group, always taking notes and asking questions, all very good by the way.
Dave did some great work. And considering for a while he did not have the proper glasses it is really amazing. Dave is so blind, when the eye doc does his exam and says, “what is the smallest letter can you see”, he says he cannot even see the light or the wall!!
Louis did a great job balancing his travel with the project. He was able to keep up and learn some new hand tool skills and make this beautiful table.
Steve is an excellent instructor and student. His hand tool skills are second to none of us. He did not have any prior experience in veneering and inlay but took to the skills like a duck to water.
Ken Kline was our other instructor-student. Ken has taken to inlay work over the past year but wanted to experiment with pushing the envelope of his table. Ken is also our resident prefectionist. He must have re-done parts of this table at least 6 times. Any one of the attempts would have done most people proud, but Ken was determined to make it perfect. I think he came as close as my eyes could tell to perfect.
And the gang is all here. Students and instructors.