|Project by hairy||posted 09-06-2010 08:51 PM||1734 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
This has been bouncing around in my head for about a year now. I brought home some catalpa that a fellow had cut into firewood. It’s a nice wood to work with. It’s easy to mess up when sanding,the light wood is softer than the dark grain streaks.
It is shaped to look like a catalpa leaf, the seed pod is also catalpa wood.
It is all from one block of wood that I resawed, then waited about a year to start work on. I have a General moisture meter, it read 9.25%. I’ve read that catalpa is one of the most stable domestic hardwoods.
Green food coloring and Minwax spray on polyurethane.
12” long x 8” wide x 2” deep overall.
-- the last of Barret's Privateers...