If you’ve been following this series, I’m sure your scratching your head and saying to yourself “That sure don’t look like walnut to me!”
So when I said “I’ll do it my way!” one of the things I meant was that I wouldn’t use walnut for the pieces that make up the shade on this lamp.
Not that I don’t like walnut. I really like walnut. I might even go so far as to say I love walnut. But, (here’s the catch…) I don’t have any walnut. And there’s nowhere I can buy it locally. So instead of walnut, I’ll use:
That’s right, I said Spalted Sycamore!
I managed to resaw the heavier boards into a total of eight boards that are currently 3/8” thick.
Now they’re stacked and stickered and weighted down. I’ll let them reacclimitize for a day or so and then run them through the planer to get down to 1/4” thickness.
So, until next time…
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