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Project by toolguythiel posted 04-05-2011 06:59 PM 1233 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s not really ebony, but poplar. It’s an ebonized version of a Gus Stickley “drink stand”. It works great as an occasional table, and to highlight a piece of pottery or artwork. The lines are very pleasant.

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books





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Alongiron

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 08:40 PM

I love the lines and the feel of this piece. I would like to know where I can get the plan or the book that you have just finished. Great project! Nice work! Looking forward to hearing from you

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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toolguythiel

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 09:33 PM

Thanks for your comments. It’s honestly my favorite piece in the book. I didn’t want to feel too commercial, but the book is available on Amazon, and in most stores, but it can also be purchased through the publisher: http://www.shopwoodworking.com/product/arts-and-crafts-furniture-anyone-can-make/woodworking-books.

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 09:48 PM

Very elegant. It would probably cost a fortune in real Ebony but wouldn’t it be stunning.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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toolguythiel

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 09:50 PM

Martyn, a fortune for sure. And I don’t think I’d enjoy working tools through this much ebony. Talk about a sharpening nightmare!

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 12:17 AM

Another beauty.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 04-06-2011 01:12 AM

I like this design well done David.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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wwbob

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#7 posted 04-06-2011 10:56 PM

Love the piece. Could you talk a little about ebonizing poplar.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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toolguythiel

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 01:53 PM

Thanks, wwbob. The ebonizing is a six-part, painstaking process. 1) buy beer, 2) drink beer, 3) wipe on Minwax ebony stain, 4) top coat with spray-on satin finish lacquer 5) drink more beer, 6) smile. It’s really that simple.

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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wwbob

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#9 posted 04-09-2011 10:47 PM

David,
You forgot steps 7 and 8: 7) bask in praise, 8) nap contentedly.

Any stain pretreat? shellac or stain control?

Thanks,
Bob

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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