I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the completion of a project like this than my favorite 16 year old single malt…
Except for maybe my favorite Anejo:
Things I learned:
- Green and Greene were some amazing designers. I already knew this but I have a much better understanding now.
- So is Darrell Peart.
- The Hall brothers deserve far more recognition than they get. If you don’t know who the Hall brothers are then read Darrells book.
- Measure 3 times, cut once. Twice just doesn’t seem to be enough anymore.
- Never use an air hose to blow dust off of your bench when you’re working on tiny ebony plugs.
- Ebony splinters hurt as much as glass splinters do but at least they’re easy to see when trying to remove them.
- Wood dyes are way better than wood stain. I will definitely never use stain again by choice.
- I probably should have picked something a little simpler for my first attempt at Greene and Greene style.
- I’m glad I didn’t.
Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and praise. This was the most enjoyable project I’ve done in many years. I’ll post these as a project once the finish has cured enough to bring them inside and get some good pictures.
-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.