|Project by David Craig||posted 11-15-2010 04:29 PM||1513 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Another piece with wood contributed by Mike Wurm (jockmike2). Mike got a hold of some lovely Spalted Maple and gave me a piece to work on.
When working with the piece, my vision was something ancient. I initially was working on a piece with more form and leading up to more of a budding vase. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the end started to crack and my chisel hit it and broke off a piece. Attempts to repair only resulted in more breakage and so I parted off the broken portion and worked with a more primitive urn shape.
A few things I like about the piece. I like the overall shape. It is clunkier than I normally strive for but I believe the shape conveys what I was trying to create. The lip of the piece is fairly thin in contrast to the girth of the rest of the piece so it adds a delicate touch. The finish, a clear Shellac sealer, is more evenly applied and I used a larger variety of sanding grits (500-1200) between coats. I am much happier with the application than on some other pieces I have done in the past.
Bottom line on the works is that I am creating pieces that would catch my eye if I were scouting for items to display in my own living space. I will move up in complexity in the future but am pleased with the progress so far.
Thanks for viewing,
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.