|Project by cck7272||posted 11-30-2015 05:22 AM||610 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I had got this commission job a year ago and delivered a year ago. Just getting around to show and tell.
The customer asked for a simple piece of wood with some character. I told him I may have just the piece for him. I hand planed off the rough saw marks and showed it to him. He thought it was beautiful and work started. Got the walnut piece squared and flat. I made a template for the size of the circles I needed to route into the top for the glasses he was going to use. Routed all of the circles a 1/4” deep and a cove routed in to each end to make it easier to pick up. I needed to sand the bottoms of the of the circles and didn’t have the right tool, so… I made one. I cut a disk with a hole saw. Made a countersink in the center for a carriage bolt and double nut to lock it in place. I had some adhesive backed Velcro and attached it to the face of the disk. I cut some sanding disk to fit from my stock of 5” hook and loop sanding disk. It worked great. I sanded the rest and applied a finish of BLO, mineral spirits, and poly. At delivery the customer is thrilled.
The pics don’t do justice for the figured grain and chatoyance in this piece of walnut.