|Project by Maxx||posted 08-20-2009 05:16 AM||1832 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my favorite project so far. When my wife looked at the design (the first time I sat down and actually drew up a design) she said it looked like lovers. As I moved from paper to wood – I thought it looked more like dancers. I made this for my sister and brother-in-law who, as it happens – are ballroom dancers. They both have birthdays in July and I promised them a project. Fortunately, they’re very patient!
This is 9 1/2” tall and 8” at it’s widest. Laminated some maple and then used spray glue to fix a copy of my design – that works great, by the way. It took a lot of sanding with every sander I have – bench, random-orbit, palm and by hand. I used natural stain and then 50/50 polyurethane-lacquer thinner. Between coats, I used 320 grit and then 0000 steel wool. The knobs are from a piece of blood heart that I had lying around. Drawers are flocked with wine-colored flocking.
My idea for this was to make the kerf part of the flow and I’m pleased at how it turned out.
-- Where did all this sawdust come from?