|Project by Jim||posted 04-05-2009 08:31 PM||3493 views||13 times favorited||7 comments|
A friend came back from Mexico with a chunk of Mexican Parota. I was stumped for a birthday gift for my mom’s 70th because she doesn’t need or want anything. I decided to use the Mexican Parota to make a Wood Whisperer clock. I used birch for the turned dowels, splines and the central part that holds the clock. Finished with Shelac and then a top coat of wipe on Poly. Not completely dry when the photo was taken but needed to grab the shots before the party.
Parota is an interesting wood to work with. I’d love to hear your experiences if you have used it for a project. Dust mask is a must because it burns like chilli peppers if you inhale any of the dust. I had to keep the mask on as well as vac and ventilation system on high the whole time I was working with it.
-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca