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Just a step stool in Curly Yellow Birch. This board had spectacular figure, and I thought this project would be great at displaying it.
As with all my work, no sandpaper was harmed in the making of this project! :)
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#1 posted 01-29-2011 10:59 PM
Good stool. Nice tight dovetails. Lovely wood. Thanks for posting and welcome to LS’s.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com
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#2 posted 01-29-2011 11:10 PM
I never thought a step stool could look so good. Great looking wood and nice tight dovetails.
-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24
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#3 posted 01-29-2011 11:27 PM
Impressive bench. Since no sandpaper was harmed, I’m assuming you used scrapers the whole way? I just bought a set and haven’t tried them out yet… maybe I’ll have to fire em up.
-- Allen, Colorado
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#4 posted 01-29-2011 11:27 PM
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#5 posted 01-29-2011 11:33 PM
I do use scrapers a bit, but mostly surface with handplanes. Only on occasion do I find the need for a scraper, and yellow birch (even figured) yielded very nicely to the plane.
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#6 posted 01-29-2011 11:39 PM
Who could bear to step on that?
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#7 posted 01-29-2011 11:53 PM
-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com
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#8 posted 01-30-2011 12:00 AM
Well done – you must be a man with PLENTY of nice wood :-))
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#9 posted 01-30-2011 12:49 AM
One of my all time favorite woods ….don’t you just love the fragrance of Birch !!!?Great stool , but I couldn’t step on it !
-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!
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#11 posted 10-24-2011 04:08 AM
You certainly did justice to the beautiful wood.
-- Paul, Clinton, NC
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