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Old 02-03-2021, 02:11 PM
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Default Another sculpture table

After I built that small table for my brother to display his bronze, I contacted a friend of mine that has a larger bronze that I thought needed a table as well.

This bronze is 33" x 14" so needed a larger base to set it on. Using the Hossfeld, I turned a 40" diameter circle of that embossed handrail and braided some 5/16" HR round for the legs. I quickly decided that the 5/16" was out of proportion and not strong enough to support that large of a top, so re-made the legs using 1/2" HR round.

I got a quote from a countertop supplier for a stone top, and quickly decided that route was going to be cost prohibitive. for a remnant piece, it was going to be $750, and the first cut prices went up to as much as $1350. After talking to the customer, and rejecting tile and solid wood, we settled on using a hair-on cowhide. There were some blemishes in the hair I had to avoid so I couldn't move to one side or another of the hide and centered my cut on the hide. It was a bit painful to make that first cut in the middle of that full hide! I stapled the hide to a 3/4" plywood circle and braced it along the sides, as well as a cross in the middle of the table.

I delivered it this week and the customer was happy with the result. He's remodeling a house, so right now, this table is living in his garage. Hopefully I'll get better pics when it gets into it's permanent home.

(sorry for the picture orientation. never can get it right from my cell phone. ugh)

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Old 02-03-2021, 02:40 PM
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That's beautiful!

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Old 02-03-2021, 03:28 PM
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Nice work, OleDog
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Old 02-03-2021, 04:18 PM
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How you bend and make the ‘braids’ are a mystery to me.

The finished table is awesome! Can’t say I would have thought of cowhide for a table top either.


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Old 02-03-2021, 07:38 PM
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That is a fine piece of work
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Old 02-03-2021, 09:20 PM
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Awesome work. I really like the legs and the cowhide top is a nice touch. Cutting into a brand new hide is always nerve wracking
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Thanks GWIZ!

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Very nice piece of “functional” art work!


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Old 02-04-2021, 05:22 PM
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Excelent rendition.
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