|Project by Bill Akins||posted 1078 days ago||1128 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
Last winter my Dad cut down a red oak tree too close to his house. He gave me a few logs. I started this one over 3 months ago. After I cut the blank on my bandsaw, I rough turned it leaving the walls over an inch thick. I sealed it in wax and brown bagged it to dry. I finished it today by re-turning it down to 1/2 inch thick and then sanded it. I put on 3 coats of BLO, mineral spirits, shellac mix. 2 coats of straight shellac on top of that and then 2 coats of Renaisance wax on that. One of the biggest ones I have done yet at 11 inches by 4.5 inches.
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.