|Project by Mark Gipson||posted 08-06-2012 10:21 AM||3159 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
A Shaker style step stool made to practice using my new Leigh Super 12. The dovetails for the steps were cut with the jig, those for the 3 braces were cut by hand after a few days practice with scrap.
Finish is a local ‘dark oak’ stain followed by 4 coats of wipe on poly.
The photos highlight a problem I am having with the rubber wood boards I am currently using for my projects. Each board is made up of thin strips of wood finger jointed into a large board. Unfortunately each board has a very wide range of colors which the stain and finish highlight. I am going to try a dye / stain combination next in an attempt to even out the color. A kindly friend is bringing over a couple of tubs of dye for me to try as I have not been able to find any here yet.
I will be using this in my workshop so I can reach the belts on my drill press to change speeds.