|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 04-22-2016 02:13 AM||753 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
This is El Lobo which means the wolf. There’s a little story here.
I took some 2 inch thick remnants of mahogany and walnut and decided to make a quick cutting board. Once I made it, I decided that I would go ahead and make an end-grain board when I really wanted to make one. The cutting board ‘reject’ sat in the garage since last fall.
A few weeks ago, I had about 6 hours on my hands so I decided to do something. I saw the board. I pulled 4 more mahogany shorts from the stack cut the legs, spanners and top surround. The table was completely built before I ran out of time. I was stunned.
I asked my daughter what she thought about the table. She said “Wellllll….....”. I was a little put out that one of my biggest fans was unimpressed.
My son, Mark, came over that evening. I asked him what he thought. He said “Dad, I think it’s awesome!” I just replied with “it’s yours”. He did a backflip.
This table is a one off. It’s a lone wolf. It’s kind of like my son. He can hang with the pack but has no need to be in the pack. He is not defined by the pack. When he’s in the pack, he’s his own man and the pack is cool with that.
Like I said – Built in less than 6 hours. I’m getting faster. The faster I get, the more hope for an early retirement form the desk job I have.
The table was constructed with tightbond 3 glue. I sanded to 220 and raised the grain twice. There are 2 coats of clear General finishes clear “ARM-R-Seal” top coat and a final coat of the same stuff with a satin finish. Granpa Len taught me that trick. I don’t have the best eyes in the business but it appears that the magical grain has beautiful movement and depth.
I’m quite pleased. It’s just a simple table but it appears that I did “quite simple” “very well” this time.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!