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Well its been a while since i’ve posted but i’ve been pretty busy with school lately. here is my version of T-Chisels step stool. its made out of poplar with a yellowheart inlay and ebony plugs. i think that it came out alright but i messed up on the inlay so this one will be a keeper and not for sale. the problem in on the closeup on the inlay i think its the first beam of light to the right of the center one. is about 1/8” off from the rest of them. i know its not a big deal but i can barely stand to look at it. to finish the polar i did the following

- sprayed general finishes Amber dye until the surface is equalized
- wiped a coat of Bartley Jet Mahogany gel stain – inserted inlay
- sprayed a coat of shellac to prevent contamination of yellowheart
- finished with 3 coats of gel poly

so here are some more pictures

so i hope that everyone likes it. tell me what you think. i should have some Charles Neil quilt racks coming in a few days too. will be finish ready for those tomorrow hopefully ;)

Have a nice day everyone! Denis





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Eric

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#1 posted 2112 days ago

That’s really nice, Denis! Very good work.

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 2112 days ago

Very nice, you are doing very nice work. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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woodworm

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#3 posted 2112 days ago

Very nice piece of woodwork. I like the colour.
Thanks.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 2112 days ago

Nicely done, Denny. The dye trick worked well on the poplar. My one try at staining Poplar was way back in my woodworking progression, and although it’s hanging on the wall 4 feet from my computer, I have never been satisfied with it’s appearance. Your’s looks great. Can’t see anything wrong with the inlay from the photos.

Is the mistake anything that your readers could benefit from? Since you’ve already told on yourself (and you certainly as a woodworker are not obliged to point out what you see as a flaw), point out what went wrong and what you’d do next time. That way I won’t have to mess up the same way, because knowing me I will.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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mikega

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#5 posted 2112 days ago

WOW!! Great job on the finish Denis. It looks like you made it out of walnut instead of poplar. Your inlay work looks fine to me. Keep up the good work.

-- Mike www.flickr.com/photos/paturner

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SplinteredBoard

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#6 posted 2112 days ago

Oh, awesome! That is totally not what I expected! I love the Yellowheart and ebony!

-- Splintered Board Podcast - Woodworker Un-extraordinaire

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Bill Akins

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#7 posted 2112 days ago

Great job, as usual. I have been wanting to try inlay but was afraid to. I think you have inspired me to try. Love the dovetails too.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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Callum Kendall

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#8 posted 2112 days ago

Very nice!

Thanks for the post

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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woodyone

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#9 posted 2112 days ago

Very nice, well done.

Woody.

-- Woody, UK

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teenagewoodworker

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#10 posted 2112 days ago

Douglas. i edited it to put the problem in. thanks for the advice on that!

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sharad

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#11 posted 2112 days ago

A very nice step stool and the inlay adds to its look. I appreciate your keenness in correcting even the minutest mistake. Very good, keep it up.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Bob #2

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#12 posted 2112 days ago

You are really developing a great skill set . Each project shows your progress.
Keep it up!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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aaronmolloy

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#13 posted 2112 days ago

Very nice hope to finish my fine woodworking stool next week lets put the pic of yours on the site in a few weeks and we can compare the design

-- A. Molloy

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 2111 days ago

Denny, I think you are too hard on yourself. That’s just a slight veering from your plans, not a mistake anyone else would see without it being pointed out.
Once again, excellent work. I wish my son was as interested in woodworking as you, but considering how late in life I got started, I guess there is still time!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#15 posted 2111 days ago

Denis thats a nice Step Stool.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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