|Project by ColonelTravis||posted 12-26-2014 10:47 PM||1067 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Christmas present for ma, who saw one in an antique store a while back and said – can you make me one? The one in the store was kind of boring looking, not sure what the wood was. I went with mesquite because of the crazy grain and color. I use hand tools so it took me a while to figure out the best angle to sharpen my tools to flatten this board. Card scraper came in handy. Grain makes every pass with a plane tricky. Bought a 1-inch Japanese gouge from Grizzly, knocked out the spots for the bowls. Four coats of Arm-R-Seal, little dab of fancy pants Renaissance Wax – big hit!
Wife picked out the bowls, I have no idea how to do that stuff.