|Project by KnickKnack||posted 09-08-2014 11:58 AM||1363 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Just another bit of craziness really.
I’ve had the book-matched end-grain, rottestone highlighted, fumed and then partially sanded out, tapered-ash-centred, piece for several months now.
And I’ve had the bookmatched Jatobá “back-plate” for about a year.
And I was sitting staring at various pieces of wood on my desk, and this popped into my head.
Since there wasn’t really a design, just an idea, the “back-plate” has ended up the wrong way around with the “perfect” bookmatch on the back – the “hopper”, if you will, was going to entirely different and then I’d have wanted it that way around.
Creating the tight angles was a challenge.
Then I realised that there wasn’t going to be much contrast between the “hopper” and the “back-plate” – and why would there be – they’re the same species of wood! Although, in my defence, from a different board. I guess a “proper” woodworker would have made the hopper again, probably from ash, but, well, what can I say – it took me 2 days to make it as it was, and I didn’t want to. So I tried to create some additional contrast with rottentone grain highlighting (see picture 2). Close up it looks cool, but it’s not much of an effect from afar.
Just to add complexity I added a sliver of walnut veneer when I joined the hopper pieces together.
This is another one of those piece of mine where I think it’s going to be Great, but at the end I just sigh – somewhere in there was, I think, an idea for a “Great” piece, but I just didn’t manage to nail it.
If at first you don’t succeed, make something else – so that’s what I’m going to do.
70mm x 100mm x 130mm high.
Ash, Jatobá, oak, walnut sliver.
Finished with Danish Oil.
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