|Project by Riz||posted 08-25-2010 04:36 PM||981 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This little project came quite by accident. I was pulling some wood out of the firewood pile to “play” with on my wood lathe. When I cut the split ends off I noticed the beautiful grain and decided to peel the bark back before I put it in the lathe. After seeing what I had I decided to make something for my desk at work. The wood came out of my firewood pile and originally came from the oak tree in my front yard. I trimmed the tree about a year ago.
I cleaned the piece up with a chisel and a file, then sanded with 60, 120 and finally 240 grit sand paper. The finish is Tried and True Danish oil. The hole I drilled with a 1-5/8” forstner bit. The overall height is 4-1/4” tall x 2-5/8” wide at the thickest section. The hole is drilled approx. 3” deep. Simple, usable and made from scrape.
-- Paul "Riz" Erie, PA "Share your wisdom, it is the way to achieve immortality"