|Project by jaydub||posted 02-20-2016 09:34 PM||761 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
This one’s over a year old, but the work I’m most proud of – that I haven’t posted it until now speaks to the project’s inspiration – my daughter Caroline.
Solid cherry – some beautiful stock with some really nice figuring. Hand planed every surface, a task and technique that I’ve become really fond of. 46 (!) ebony plugs (thanks William Ng for the awesome method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLopA6NF7dk)
Little hidden drawer that she still hasn’t learned about, but that will be a lot of fun sometime down the road.
Finish is shellack and paste wax. A big mistake – at least for its purpose – though it sure was beautiful for 24 hours or so. Unfortunately the breadboard ends of the top sits vertically proud of the rest, so refinishing (really getting all the scratches out) will introduce another set of challenges, but I suppose there’s something to be said for the piece showing the miles it has on it.
-- happiness is a sharp plane iron