|Project by Joey||posted 1986 days ago||1583 views||9 times favorited||21 comments|
just finished this tray today. walnut frame with a veneered quilted maple. finished with a blend of tung oil/boiled linseed oil/poly (6 coats). I made for a christmas gift for some dear friends of my wife and mine. Let me know what ya’ll think.
bty made matching spatula’s out of the scrap wood. never had thought of that before until friday night while playing dirty santa at a party, someone brought a handmade spatula that they had bought. Everybody went nuts over it. Got up Saturday and cranked out 9 out of scrap walnut and cherry and by that afternoon had sold 5 for $10 apiece. Live and learn **An update—- I think because of the cold and humid weather this week, the tung oil didn’t dry right and was a little rough after the 6th coat. So I tried something new and rubbed down the surface with 0000 steel wool and rub on a coat of paste wax. Had heard of this but never tried it. Wow did it really bring out the grain of the wood and the figure in the maple really ripples now. I’m going to do it this way from now on.
-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com