|Project by LeTurbo||posted 09-09-2014 07:51 PM||1265 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I thought this was Karri wood – at least, that’s what I was told. But I’m inclined to not think that anymore. If anyone else has better ideas about the identity … I can say it’s as hard as hell, splinters into really sharp shards, and is a nightmare anywhere near a router table. I sweated buckets doing those slight curves.
The tightening knobs were turned on the disc sander; the dovetails on the feet were hand-cut (a decent hardwood makes it easier), and there were also dovetailed splines in the mitred framework. It’s finished with a hand-applied polywax called Woodoc, which may only be here in South Africa, and lots of steel wool.
The design sort of evolved, depending on the lengths of wood I had. Some elements, like the fine struts between the feet, were born of necessity.
Thanks for looking. Thanks for loving wood. Go make something!
PS. This camera is shocking. I may as well use a potato. On the other hand, a poor workman blames his … the light, it’s the bad light.