I’m not much of a writer but wanted to share my experiences with my new found passion Diamond Willow.
I don’t have many tools or resources but have the willingness to learn as i go from my mistakes and work with what i have. So with that said here we go.
This is a work in progress.
My first attempt at a foot stool
The tenons are carved by hand. I just drilled the proper sized mortise in a piece of scrap and kept testing the fit and carve some more till i got the right depth.
Just waiting to be glued and sanded. I’m undecided on how to finish the top, maybe weaved with twin. We’ll see if i can find something interesting in the wood pile. I just might try ripping some planks out of a large willow trunk that i have drying outside. Well its been raining here so i had a chance to do some work on the foot stool
Sanded and cleaned up a little.
Put two coats of outdoor varathane.
Well that was fun. i decided to weave the top, which is a first for me.Never thought that i would ever weave.
What made it even more fun was the Monsters (aka the cats) attacking my twine!
Will take some pics tomorrow.