|Project by Chris Cunanan||posted 01-03-2009 09:18 PM||864 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
reclaimed project. reused some corks, found a branch somewhere around my neighborhood while walking my dog. Still have enough from that lil branch to make a few more, which I will because clearly its some nice figured maple.
Didn’t have to do much shaping as this branch is roughly the same size as the finished piece. Definitely finding out after a couple turnings it’s hard to keep some of the detailed lines true after sanding through all the grits, any advice in the category? These were a fun quick project that will be well received i’m sure as my grandparents abide by the glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away motto, lol. Finished with I think 3 coats of BLO, probably should have put more for a deeper/glossier shine.
oh and I noticed there was a weird change of grain near the knot on one side of one of them (at the top of the knot in pics 2 and 3 you can see it), and the way it soaked the BLO made it look completely different, like there was a spot that was unfinished…i know there’s sections that’ll soak up less than others, but this noticeably? any comments are appreciated…