|Project by EMFritz||posted 09-25-2015 04:52 AM||1878 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
After about 4 months of on and off work I finally finished my labor of love. This was a project with a lot of firsts for me so I was learning as I went. The top is ash and the tressel base is maple, cut from a 12×4 solid block. I used only hand tools and traditional jointers. The only metal is in the press screws. I attached the top to the base with walnut dowels.
The top got 3 coats of ting oil and the base got 3 coats of danish oil with a medium walnut stain. I am planning on adding some dog holes but I can’t bare to drill holes in the recently finished top. I am debating on whether or not to even use it now or try to find a place for it inside. It is not perfect but I am super happy with how it came out. This was my first venture into full traditional woodworking with only hand tools and I’m hooked.