Ipe stool with Curly Maple inlay

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Project by IgotWood posted 11-12-2007 09:19 PM 2981 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little stool was constructed from Ipe, using through mortise and tenon joinery. I inlaid the top and the stretcher with Curly maple for beauty. For the pegs through the stretcher I created a maple sandwich with ipe as the bread. This is finished with Formby’s high gloss tung oil finish.

-- Jeremy, Austin Texas- A bad day in the shop beats a good day at work

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#1 posted 11-12-2007 09:37 PM

Outstanding. Great choice of material and a very cool design indeed.

-- All donations should be made out to me and in the form of wood or tools ~Chris

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#2 posted 11-12-2007 09:55 PM


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#3 posted 11-12-2007 09:55 PM

I really like the design. Nice work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-12-2007 09:56 PM

Very nice indeed. I really like the mix of woods that you used. Looks to nice to stand on!!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 11-12-2007 09:58 PM

So cool!
That top is beautiful!
Nice work!

-- Blessings, Steve. Upstate NY.

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#6 posted 11-12-2007 10:05 PM

Very cool. Great work Jeremy!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#7 posted 11-12-2007 10:31 PM

Really nice! I love the wood contrast and the repeating patterns.

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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#8 posted 11-12-2007 10:49 PM

Nice job. That finish is beautiful also.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 11-13-2007 01:15 AM

wow…that is really nice!!!

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#10 posted 11-13-2007 01:43 AM

A great design and the curving of the maple to fit around the ends is a great design. It really sets it off.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 11-13-2007 02:53 AM

Cool beans! So what are the special considerations working with Ipe? I heard that it’s hard on the tools and tricky to use glue on.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#12 posted 11-13-2007 03:25 AM


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#13 posted 11-13-2007 03:40 AM

Excellent contrasts, great design

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 11-13-2007 04:38 AM

Absolutely beautiful and it looks strong enough to hold even me :-)). Nice use of contrasting woods and design.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 11-13-2007 04:42 AM

NICE VERY NICE…...........................

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