|Project by Ken Dixon||posted 11-30-2009 03:52 PM||2782 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
The construction is basically the same as the first one I did a year ago http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19648. #2 is slightly longer by about 3” and is made from some to the 50 b.f. of select cherry that I won as first prize with the first one. The top on #2 is attached to the legs using blind wedged dowels and finished with several coats of a tung oil, polly, mineral spirits mixture and then several coats of wax. On this one, not being limited to only one board I was able to pick the best parts of several boards to use for the legs. Paying special attention to the way the grain runs on the lower part of the legs not only for ascetics but for strength as well. I also ran the grain for the hub horizontal rather than vertical to give a better flow to the legs. It now sits happily in a corner of our family room.
-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada