|Project by Steve||posted 06-07-2010 03:28 PM||3195 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Here are a couple projects I made that were obviously inspired by the Wood Whisperer website. Along with the cutting board I also posted this morning, I think it’s pretty clear that I bought a length of maple and a length of purpleheart and have been using that for projects before allowing myself to spend any more money on lumber.
I used a stain+poly finish for the clock and a clear lacquer for the pencil holder. The pencil holder has been sitting in the shop for a month or two, so it’s a little dusty. The clock was finished last night, though a light sanding and maybe another coat may be in order.
I’m not 100% happy with my miters on the clock, but they aren’t bad for my admittedly beginner skill level. I just cut them on a plastic miter box, so I’m not sure if I drifted a little there and screwed them up or if I didn’t get things right during the glue up. The miters on the pencil holder were done on my jointer. I had just gotten it and wanted to see how well it worked for doing longer mitered edges. I had a fair amount of blowout at the end of the pieces, so it was a slightly failed experiment.
These projects are really just my first baby steps though and will be used around the house by me and the wife, so any little mistakes are good learning moments for future projects. Plus I enjoyed doing it, so that counts for something!