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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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#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.....Steve Lien
#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.
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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
#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!
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#5 posted 04-06-2011 12:17 AM
-- 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.
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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
#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.
#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?
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