|Project by Andy||posted 11-27-2014 03:11 PM||2874 views||9 times favorited||31 comments|
The body is plain Myrtlewood and the center panel is figure Myrtlewood. It was a fluke that the lid and panel both had a dark streak that came together forming a small arc. It didn’t show up very well until I shaped the top. I wouldn’t have used these two pieces together but I actually like the effect, and there was little I could do about it anyway. I left a small gap around the panel and added blackened epoxy to accentuate that these are two pieces…I like the effect. I added India ink to epoxy as I read this could be done. Not a great idea, the epoxy doesn’t harden, at least not consistently, which isn’t too surprising since the ink is water base.
Any suggestions on how to get a rich black epoxy would be appreciated.
The handle is a figured piece of walnut.
Corner splines are a mix…not too happy with the cherry one on the back left corner, the sapwood came through when shaping. Somebody liked it regardless, it sold for $775.00…go figure :-)
The tray was shown awhile back on one of my posts regarding Tide Pool style trays, this one is live edge quilted Western Maple.
That about sums it up…thanks for looking.
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