|Project by kenn||posted 06-24-2015 03:06 PM||1547 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
My son earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering this past Spring. I decided to make him a table to celebrate and commemorate the accomplishment. This is that table.
It is tiger maple and the same design as the walnut one I posted previously. I finished it with Dark Mahogany Dye Stain, BLO and shellac (clear, Amber and garnet). I am very pleased with how well it turned out. One of the things I learned at my recent woodworking class is the importance of cutting angles when planing highly figured woods (62 degrees!) and end grain (27 degrees). I was able to apply that knowledge to this project and am proud of achieving dead smooth, no tear out surfaces on this table.
The pictures tell the story, the wood is the beauty of the piece. This table means something to my son since he plans on taking to China if he gets his employment plans finalized for the job he is currently negotiating. Thanks for looking!
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