The stain recipe is going on. So far, so good. I think I’ll like the way it turns out.
And yes, it’s more work than most will think poplar is worth. That’s ok.
HOWEVER: I got greedy, and I’m paying the price for it.
I tried to pull the tape up with the stain still wet. In some places, it pulled the stain in a string onto the maple inlay. Not much, but some. So I stopped, will let the rest of the table set, and on the second one, I’ll just wait.
Patience, I keep small amounts of it around here, somewhere. Think I’ll stop and dig it out…
-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success