|Project by Jeff2008||posted 08-28-2016 04:08 PM||659 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
This is the latest project I have completed. It is the proto type for a competition piece. Unfortunately I ran out of time, because my ambitions are bigger than my abilities. I entered it anyway into the WA comp and was awarded second place, which brought a smile to my face.
It took me three attempts to learn how to carve the centre helix. Very similar to a Jacobean twist I now know. All the mortises were drilled, using a forstner bit and pedestal drill. I chiselled them to finish off the mortise. The dovetails are hand cut.
The main timber is WA Jarrah which is a hardwood. The leaf insert is WA Marri, which is similar to pine in colour, but also a hardwood.
Lacquer was used to finish my project. I normally would apply an oil finish, but I needed the quick drying capabilities of lacquer because time was a premium.