|Project by robscastle||posted 04-02-2016 08:38 AM||1076 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
This time its European Walnut courtesy of LLWW, AKA Degoose, AKA Larry.
Its about 400mm x 450mm x 25 to 30mm thick finished.
Here is the slab in its natural rough state, you may possibly not even bother a second look with it considering the splits/checks and damage present.
However I do know what lurks beneath the surface.
A shot of the split/check I was unable to machine out
I used a homemade milling seup to flatten the piece
And a planner bit and extender to do all the work.
The timber was flattened as above then sanded to 320 G. Edges rounded over, some Finger grips routed in and rubber feet fitted and its time for finishing coat.
The final finish was with arcylic clear gloss.
What you see is the timber enhanced only with the finish.
P.S I originally posted this as:- Queensland Walnut but after talking to Larry he confirmed it was in fact European Walnut.
-- Regards Robert