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nathanbs
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2011, 08:52 AM »

looks great!
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Chrisl
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2011, 10:34 AM »

Good job John!  I'm not sure if this is applicable, but did the stain go on a bit blotchy?  It's always a good idea to use a wood conditioner/Minwax makes one.  It ensures that the stain goes down evenly and prevents blotches of light/dark stained areas.  Just my thought as one who's worked with wood a fair amount.
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2011, 10:42 AM »

I was able to even it out, mostly, through repeated applications, sanding back, and more applications.  It looks fairly good in person, but could always be better.  I learned a lot with this project, mostly things not to do, or things to do differently.
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bigDave
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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2011, 03:02 PM »

Really looks great and fits that tree perfectly

Good job
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2011, 02:03 PM »

Dang John mad skills!!!
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John Kirby
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« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2012, 06:57 AM »

Bump. Nice work John, you build any more stands now that the CB is here and almost ready to crawl?
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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2012, 11:26 AM »

Lots of other projects in the works, baby duty, and career has me pretty busy.  That, and not having any plans to exhibit in the near future I haven't made any plans for another build just yet.
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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2013, 05:06 PM »

John,

I remember meeting you at Brussel's a number of years ago. You were, I believe in an azalea workshop with Boon. Is this that tree?

Andy
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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2013, 07:58 PM »

Same tree. Technically the workshop was with Jack Sustic, but Boon did lend a hand.
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