|Project by Sawdustmaker115||posted 01-31-2015 12:27 AM||798 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Hello guys, It’s been awhile since i’ve posted here or even been on this site for that matter, I had to ditch the shop and head down to Florida because my grandpa isn’t doing well. :( Anyway I found some pictures of some projects I finished before I left that I’ve been meaning to post here and I thought some people on here may find this of interest.
This rack is made from a slab I harvested from a tree that was downed in my yard a number of years ago. After having this thing sitting in my shop for the last 2 years I’ve finally decided what I was going to do with it. So I turned it into a simple coat rack by flatting out the board and adding some random curves to the ends. Then by drilling out some holes to glue in some tree branches I made the hooks. For the finish I wanted to do something new(bad idea!), so I ventured into the idea of doing a french polish, this was a terrible idea and came out absolutely horrendous. After the third try I got sick of trying and figured it would never work, so after a few hours and a ton of shellac wasted, I just said ’’screw it’’ and I ended up just applying straight shellac with a bush and it came out, okay.
Maybe one of these days I’ll learn how to successfully do a french polish..lol,. If any of you have a good reference for doing this type of finish please leave me a link. Constitutive criticism is welcome, so please do leave an honest opinion.
Thanks for looking!!! :)