The grain on this redwood burl is amazing. This is a great motivator for the rest of the end table project.There are a couple of spots to touch up with some more light sanding, but I think I got it down to a reasonable level for the time being.
I am interested in popping the grain and I have found a lot of information about Potassium dichromate being a good agent for burls of this type (safety, safety, I know and plan to adhere to the precautions).
I am rethinking the design for the table legs and base. Basically, the more time I have to think about a project, the more ideas I get. I guess this is only because I am awaiting purchasing my shop tools, etc.
Here are a couple of pics of the burl:
I am enjoying the site quite a bit….the crowd can be tough sometimes, but it has helped me move forward on the path of woodworking. Thanks and I look forward to more of it!!!
-- "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson