|Project by RobertBlaney||posted 1823 days ago||858 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This mahogany hunt board was built form some parts acquired from the Bartley factory and the rest crafted by me. The top is a single board Honduras mahogany that was cut over fifty years ago and kept in my wood collection until the right piece came along. This was the right piece. The inlays are holly wood. The piece resides in our dining room.
More details on the piece as requested, pictures to follow.
Sanding schedule was 120, 150 then 180 grit with a PC variable speed orbital sander.
The finish is Bartley gel stain Brown Mahogany. It was applied by cloth and rubbed out.
The top coat is Bartley gel varnish – clear satin. Hand applied and rubbed out. Four coats.
The inlay was covered with clear shellac brushed on with a #1 sable brush. It took a while to follow the inlay and not touch the mahogany. The the gel stain was applied. After the stain dried (two days) the shellac was removed with denatured alcohol Then the varnish was applied.This method allowed the holly to remain very light. Trying to cover it with tape before sanding would have been very difficult. I suppose I could have tried striping tape in the correct width but did not have any at the time.
The mahogany top came from a board I bought at a garage sale in New Jersey in 1978. The guy was selling a large amount of black walnut and this mahogany board that was sixteen feet long and 28 inches wide. He had cut the walnut about 15 years before when he felled a tree that was where he wanted a driveway. The mahogany he picked up from an old cabinetmaker who told him it was bought in the 1950’s. By the way, I bought all that wood and still have some of it left.
-- Bob, http://www.robertblaney.biz