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Nice set of tables. Its a great job.
 

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Really cool project. Is this your design ?
 

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You are a total ringer! I love your style, it is right up my alley! I just added your site to my bookmarks. Gotta spend some time over there.
 

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Very very nice tables. How and what did you use to ebonize the walnut?
 

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Interesting design! You have some amazing, gorgeous, pieces on your site…

I read that you completed a program with Gary Rogowski. I've admired his work and teaching style - from what I've read and watched. Also, have wanted to get down to the school in Portland for a class at some point!
 

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Very beautiful and functional design and execution. Thank you for sharing your workmanship.
 

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Man those are some really cool side tables. I really like the stark contrast between the timbers. Very well done and a beautiful design.

By the way I don't know if you know this, but a some of the menu buttons on your website don't work. I was having a look, and only the home page, inspiration and gallery pages work. The rest didn't.
 

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Fantastic job! Add me to the list of people who like this style of design. I'm interested to know what technique you use to ebonize the wood.
 

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Really cool tables!
 

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Nice work all around, I love it. Thanks for the insperation.

Steve
 

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Nice Tables! Great design certainly unique!
 

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I've never seen ebonized walnut before. Does it darken well? It seems to make sense, given that it is already fairly dark.
 

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Thank you for all the nice comments!
Yes, my own design.
Some of my links on my site don't work because I spend too much time working on projects instead of building web pages.
I used a mixture of Vinegar and Steel wool in a glass jar. I let it sit for about two weeks and then used a coffee filter to get the chunky stuff out. I then painted it on and almost instantly the walnut will turn black. I made some test pieces with different wood types and the walnut seemed to turn the best. There is something I really like about that dark black wood, very rich and warm. It makes contrasting with the maple very easy.
 

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Great tables! Thanks for that vinegar and steel wool tip. I'll have to try that.
 

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Very sleek and good use of color contrast!
 

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Very unique. Nicely done!
 

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thanks for the tip on the vinegar and steel wool.

can't wait to try it.

how does it look on white oak ?
 

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I just had to come back!
 

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These are amazing. I really like the design. Very inspiring pieces. Do you have any advice for a noice woodworking trying to start into the business of building furniture?
 

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Find another business?
Set your standards high, make goals, and find a competent woodworker who can teach you the skills that many of us, for whatever reason, don't learn at the beginning. Learn how to use hand tools and keep them sharp and build, build, build. And, most importantly, find a partner with a good, steady income who is willing to support you for the next few years until you can start making more than minimum wage.
 
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