|Project by JamesVavra||posted 07-27-2010 01:06 AM||2271 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This object is solid and surprisingly heavy. It’s made of Juglans nigra (black walnut) and stands about 8” tall and 5 1/2” in diameter. Inserted into the top are three tea lights. I cut two small grooves and then filled them with walnut dust and CA glue for some additional interest. While I spent about 45 minutes working on getting that part just right, it sort of looks like I spent 4 seconds drawing two circles with a sharpie – next time I’ll use larger grooves and a contrasting material.
The finish is several coats of tung oil followed by a wiping lacquer, buffed out with 0000 steel wool and waxed.