|Project by JuniorJoiner||posted 01-23-2010 03:46 AM||1908 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
After Christmas Break here at school, we are given exercises to complete before we resume work on our furniture projects. Parquetry and Marquetry were the lectures, and, being always one to question why, I decided to make something more usable then the suggested exercise.
The local Cafe is the very next building, and had very little to show that the best woodworking school in the country is out their back door. So , I made them a new counter top.(it is the gumboot cafe -hence the boot)
The wood is western maple for the sun and the sunburst. the sunburst is darker because it is mostly heartwood.
actually the maple is from the same tree. I chose the sunburst because this area is called the sunshine coast.
The boot is made of pao-ferro, three separate pieces, and the edging is walnut from a classmate.
The veneers were all edge joined first, the applied as one piece to a lumbercore substraight I made.
I used lumbercore because of the abuse this piece will get, I wanted something very rigid and stable.
I then made some brass slotted hangers and maple corbels for attaching it.
I also carved the Inside passage school logo into the walnut edging.
The finish is a blend if spar varnish and tung oil , thinned, for the first three coats. then two coats of wax.
It felt really good today to have this exercise completed and in it’s new home. even if I did give it away.
Special thanks to my classmate Barb S. for her help with the Marquetry
-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.