I recently found an old name stand (the one in the office where the name of the person and position is carved and put on his table for easy identification). A eucalyptus but very tight grain. What I like is the color. It is a pale yellow and will be a very nice contrast with red Narra. I was planning to use a pine tree specie for the white or yellow color but it is too soft and I don’t want to combine it with all those hardwood. I had already spent a long and tedious work on this and it is not worth to allow a softwood to come in. Here is the contrast of yellow and red but still raw and newly glued.
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At present time, the 3 whirling loops finished. The right thing to do is account the pieces so that there is little waste of wood. I cut first the bigger pieces so I can use the small pieces. It is also easier to do one color of same shape. You cannot reverse neither alter the position of the pieces once it is cut. Actually, there are only two sections which are the same. The good thing is if you damage one, you can resize it to be used for the next small piece.
And a closer look…..
Though, I am satisfied with the glue that I am using, I like to try other glue which dry quickly. I just use what I economical that can be found in the store. I cannot find Gorilla glue here in Manila. Here are the recent photos:
Got to be good today…. THIS PROJECT IS ALL MADE FROM RECYCLED WOOD. Cut-offs, reclaimed, small pieces and many others that were keep in my shop for nearly 4 years already. I can get rid of those scraps in a better way.