|Project by BillyJ||posted 08-21-2009 04:26 AM||1799 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
Although it might look complicated, it is rather easy using the Incra fence on my router table. I used maple with walnut for the contrasting wood. I cut the patterns using my scroll saw, gluing them in place. The grape-leaf design was a bit more work, considering each grape had to be placed in the bunch. Using carving tools I formed the pieces to look like it was carved from the top itself. Because I was not sure how these would be used, I used an oil finish on the outside and left the insides natural.
-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.