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Project by QuickWay posted 08-11-2011 03:16 AM 2131 views 15 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Steve @ M/M for the idea. This is #2 of 3 for requested Christmas gifts. Its my first use of gel stain and my last. I have a real dislike for this product. The wood is popular. It machines nice. I will try a different finish on #3 and hope it turns out better.

-- Bill Native Texan

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#1 posted 08-11-2011 03:31 AM

I really like this design. Although simple, it’s very eye-catching and functional.

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#2 posted 08-11-2011 04:22 AM

Nice design!!! I’m not sure what issue you had with the stain but I have heard that Poplar doesn’t take stain very well.

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#3 posted 08-11-2011 09:53 AM

Great work…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 01:26 PM

This is really neat. I have a ton of books but my regular bookends tend to slide around at the slightest bump…this would be perfect.

Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#5 posted 08-11-2011 05:33 PM

Nice, i like the design!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 07:39 PM

Never seen these before… Very cool!

Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 10-11-2011 01:29 AM

If the gel stain is giving you issues, you may want to try a conditioner on the wood first…I was always against using it, but it makes a huge difference….and the gel does take some getting used to…nice job on the project!!!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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