|Project by VillageWood||posted 04-26-2009 03:32 PM||2094 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
Sometimes the planets line up and a project just seems make itself.
While at the wood store yesterday, I spotted a 4-foot by 4-foot bin of figured maple offcuts for $3 a pound. I extracted two promising pieces and rushed home to extract what will likely be legs for a future jewelry box (pic 2). It took about 20 minutes to extract these pieces. I was going to toss the remainders in the burn pile when I glanced at the face of this leftover piece. I quickly wiped a bit of denaturated alcohol to take a peek… Whoa! My wife, who happened to be looking over my shoulder at the time, said “Don’t waste that!”.
Ten minutes of drilling (leveling the piece on the drill press was the hardest part), five minutes of sanding, two coats of tung oil and a good wax buffing later, there it was. This is by far the fastest thing I’ve ever done. Sometimes, the wood just speaks to you, and you have to shut up and listen.