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Project by mmax posted 03-05-2012 02:22 PM 1218 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was done for a client who had this family heirloom, but the base had been destroyed. I worked off of a photo she had taken of one in a museum. I used African Mahogany, Old Masters gel stain and Arm-R-Seal. The 1/4” box joints were made on the router table with the Rockler Box Joint Jig.

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else





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maddawg308

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 02:35 PM

My mother has one just like that. Very cool to bring it back from the dead, works great making coffee grounds as well!

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 05:56 PM

The piece looks very nice. I like the color, it looks very athentic. The gel stain works well with the African Mahogany. Nice job!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 06:06 PM

mmax,

May I ask the color of the Old Masters Gell Stain you used. It looks to me like it could be Early American. But I may be wrong.

Thanks,
Tony c

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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mmax

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 08:38 PM

It is “Dark Mahogany” I only used one application and only left it on for less than 5 min.

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 08:54 PM

Great! I must give it a try! Thank you!

I like your Quote!—“Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else”

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 03-06-2012 12:16 AM

Beautiful piece, I have had good success with gel stains, glad to see I’m not the only one, I hear so many people bashing them.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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