Demi-Lune Table - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

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Demi-Lune Table

Made by Nick Moore, Almonte, ON

This demi-lune table is constructed from American black walnut with a flame birch table-top which is attached with buttons to the aprons. The string inlay is sycamore, the inlayed panels at the tops of the legs are quarter-sawn curly maple, and the cock bead and cuffs at the bottom of the legs are made from ebony. The legs are a 1º continuous taper that meet the apron at this angle. The flame birch was a tricky wood to finish with a hand plane and many honing angles were tried and rejected before a 32º hone achieved the desired lack of tear-out. The inlay alone took about 20 hours to complete and the table as a whole was a 70 hour labour of love.


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