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Project by Jim Sellers posted 922 days ago 1832 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Let me try this again. I didn’t realize my images were high resolution and over 5 mbs each but I think I’ve got them to a manageable size now. I’m new here and this is my first post. I built these out of necessity since my 20+ yr old yard sale stools were about to collapse. I cheated and used iron on edge banding for the inlay but it didn’t really makes things easier since I had to add the colors after they were assembled. Made from hard maple. I love those geometric cube illusions and plan to do more. Next time with solid glue ups when I acquire some different types and shades of wood. I’ve got some carvings that I’ll get some pics posted soon.

-- J.C.Sellers





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 922 days ago

Wow Jim these are amazing stools great work.

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Hallmark

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#2 posted 922 days ago

I getting dizzy just looking at them, great idea. Welcome to LJ’s

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 921 days ago

Great job and a fun way to make tumbling blocks look like they’re falling. Very creative.

Welcome to Lumberjocks as well.

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

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ed220

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#4 posted 921 days ago

Very nice ! too am getting dizzy. Very appropriate for a bar !

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shipwright

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#5 posted 921 days ago

I love your take on the “tumbling blocks” idea. It’s good to take an old standard and shake it up a little.
Have you considered marquetry? It would open up lots of avenues for this kind of creativity.

Solid looking stools too.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 921 days ago

Outstanding! Now that is a really original idea you have created…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Jim Sellers

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#7 posted 921 days ago

Thanks for the compliments guys. Yea Paul, I’ve always been interested in marquetry. Just waiting for the right idea to hit me.

-- J.C.Sellers

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degoose

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#8 posted 921 days ago

This is exceptional … a lot harder in solid… looking forward to seeing more of your work..

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peteg

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#9 posted 921 days ago

These are very nice indeed, a real 3D look well done :: )) good solid looking stools

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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SCBryan

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#10 posted 921 days ago

Awesome Bar Stools!!!

-- Bryan, South Carolina

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StumpyNubs

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#11 posted 921 days ago

Wonderful! Great job!

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jeepturner

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#12 posted 921 days ago

Nice looking stools. I really like your take on the tumbling blocks.

-- Mel,

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robert triplett

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#13 posted 921 days ago

Count on somebody here to push the concept further. I can’t see how that could be done in solid wood, but I would love to see it. Great job.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Jim Sellers

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#14 posted 921 days ago

thanks again. After looking at you fellows projects, I realize I’m way below your skill levels. But I’m not through with my iron on veneer just yet. I’ve got a couple of 3 ft hollow round wood columns that I think I’ll make an umbrella stand out of with some type of weave pattern wrapped around it. But don’t look for it any time real soon.

-- J.C.Sellers

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