my first falling blocks #3: Decision on how to do edges

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Blog entry by Philzoel posted 01-20-2012 10:52 PM 5811 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Cut off ends square and rounded edges 1/4” and sanded. I like it. Makes blocks on bottom and top complete.

Used mineral spirits to show final color

Look close and you will see holes in walnut. These are soft centers of log used. I use a small drill to open them up and fill with epoxy. They are too soft to leave. Also the knots are soft too. I have to fill them.

I will finish sanding, patch holes and gaps with clear epoxy and paint.

Then ready for posting

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 11:11 PM

Looking good…Not real sure about the jagged sides… Just me…
Either way a great project…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 01:29 AM

The edge looks good. It depends on the use the board will have. Maybe a centerpiece on a table. A wall hanging. I like the orientation of the blocks. I did one with the long sides as top and bottom. Yours seems to stretch away more. Keep having fum with them.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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