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Project by Jim Sellers posted 11-11-2021 11:13 PM 450 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

built this piece a couple months ago but let it sit because I couldn’t decide how to finish it. Normally I would never stain a project but this piece (maple) had a couple of unsightly grain patterns and just seemed plain and dull. It needed something. So kinda on impulse I stained it with ebony (oil base) and came up with a celtic knot pattern to chip carve in it. sprayed on a few coats of satin lacquer. Not real thrilled with it but at least it’s finally finished. 27”h x 14”d. Notice in the last pic another one slightly thinner. This was made from the inside cuts of the first one. Still got a lot of sanding to do on it. Not yet sure how to finish it but it won’t be black. 

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#1 posted 11-12-2021 01:17 AM

love it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 11-12-2021 02:44 AM

Great effort, bet you learned a lot doing that…like doing black so that you are satisfied with it, I never am…

Best black, besides Ebony, I’ve found, is the over kilned processed wood, that darkens the wood through out…

Nice job on that big beauty…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 11-12-2021 02:54 PM

Wow, Jim, that is a beautiful piece and it is so big. I have oven wanted to make a big one like that. Was it done with staves? i can see why you stained it. Big improvement over the plain maple. You , sir, have a real winner there with the added carving!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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