|Project by SawdustyDan||posted 04-24-2015 08:19 PM||1419 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
In between chores and other “life-things” happening, I have been able to get some decent shop time in lately. I usually work kinda slow anyway, but throw in a series of events, interruptions and miscellaneous work-stoppages, and things really bog down for me. Posting my projects here is something I tend to brain-fart a lot. So… here we go!
This project represents a couple of ‘firsts’ for me. 1- My first multi-piece production job, 2- My first attempt at making a curved front. (may not sound like much, but I’d never done either before…) They measure (approx.) 4”H x 4 1/2”W x 16”L. Bodies are solid maple (bought from a building materials salvage place) and the fronts are American walnut (from my mounds of tiny-to-large walnut bits and planks). I found a nice piece with some sapwood along one edge and did my best to keep some of it at the tops. Kind of a neat contrast, I thought. Most of the maple is what you’d expect, but there is a fair amount of quilty shimmer in several pieces and the front box has those gorgeous knots and coloring. Finish is Formby’s tung oil finish.
These will (I hope!) be in my stock for my first public show and sale next month. Thanks for looking!
-- Sawdusty Dan - Bellevue, NE - "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just relax and get used to it." Robert A. Heinlein