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RussBoyd
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Plant stand finished

Almost. I intend to rub out more with rottenstone after a month of curing.  I considered this project a learning one as I had never done an inlay before or a hand-rubbed finish. I love the finish but of course there is room for improvement. The inlay was the only one available, so please forgive the pattern. I don't think it goes well, but I was experimenting. The finish is about 10 coats of wipe on varnish (no poly), then sanded at 800 (sanding in between every 3rd coat as well), rubbed with 0000 steel wool and rubbed out with a soft cloth. pics 001 Medium Web view.jpgpics 002 Medium Web view.jpg

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Randy@Yorktown
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Russ, that is a very nice piece of work!  The inlay isn't the only remarkable thing about the stand.  Did you build from plans or cook it up yourself?

 

 

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ductape
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That looks great. Beautiful wood and finish. Give yourself a big pat on the back from me.

 

I am going to try inlay one day, when I muster up the courage.

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Turned out real nice Russ. I see nothing wrong with your choice or should I say non-choice of inlay.

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RussBoyd
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Re: Plant stand finished

Thank you Ductape, WT and Randy. Randy, It is a "twist" on something I saw when browsing pictures of plant stands. I posted this awhile back under something like "opinions please". Just going by the pic is what I do the most. I have never had a plan. I actually would like to try one sometime. I think it would speed up the process.

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ductape
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Re: Plant stand finished


RussBoyd wrote:

 I have never had a plan. I actually would like to try one sometime. I think it would speed up the process.


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sitesr
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Re: Plant stand finished

Russ, I remember your original post and I think it turned out great.  I like the way you decided to arrange the legs.

 

Ron

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Superglide
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Very nice!! I like the unique design of the legs. Great work!

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jeff.whitaker
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WOW!  ..... just...wow!

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RussBoyd
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Thank you all for the nice comments. I appreciate the opinions as well as the support that comes from these forums.

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