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Outstanding. Great choice of material and a very cool design indeed.
 

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that's BEAUTIFUL!
 

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I really like the design. Nice work!
 

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Very nice indeed. I really like the mix of woods that you used. Looks to nice to stand on!!!!!
 

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So cool!
That top is beautiful!
Nice work!
 

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Very cool. Great work Jeremy!
 

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Really nice! I love the wood contrast and the repeating patterns.
 

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Nice job. That finish is beautiful also.

Steve
 

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wow…that is really nice!!!
 

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A great design and the curving of the maple to fit around the ends is a great design. It really sets it off.
 

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Cool beans! So what are the special considerations working with Ipe? I heard that it's hard on the tools and tricky to use glue on.
 

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SWEEEET!
 

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Excellent contrasts, great design
 

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Absolutely beautiful and it looks strong enough to hold even me :)). Nice use of contrasting woods and design.
 

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i love that you used thick stock for it. is that 8/4 stock? you have blended strength with beauty and style, really great! also i noticed that you're down in Austin and since i'll be headed that way in about a year or so i was wondering where you get your wood.
 

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Love the design and color contrasts. It looks very strong and sturdy yet soft to the touch. Beauty!
 

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Very cool looking bench!
 

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Thank you everybody for your nice comments. Regarding your question, chamoruboy: Ipe is hard on the tools. Even using very light passes the planer tore out the surface pretty good so much sanding was required. For this particular project I had to use my chisels to clean out the mortises, and this was not easy. I had to pause numerous times to resharpen and it took me to the limits of my patience. Regarding the glue issue, I have never had a problem, however with this one, using the pegs on either side take much of the responsibility off of the glue. Ipe is difficult to work, but it is so heavy and strong I can be confident that this little stool that could will last for a thousand years, no matter who or what sits on it. Peace and Love…
 

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Jeremy, great design and work! Talk about a lot of time on a small project! What method did you use to attach the top to the legs?
 
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