|Project by JohnGreco||posted 02-19-2011 05:44 AM||1325 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My daughter’s school is having a fund raiser event with door prizes, so I thought I’d make something they could offer as one of the prizes.
I had some Cherry that I decided to use to make a set of candlestick holders. The only problem was I had about a week to make them. I wanted them to have a nice patina so people could more easily recognize them as being cherry (I’m not sure many non-woodworkers know how light it is when it’s freshly cut).
After 3 days of cloudy weather, my wife commented that it was too bad I couldn’t just throw them on a tanning bed. Then I thought hey, why not? So I took a drive down to the local tanning salon and after some puzzled looks, a few strange questions (no ma’am, I will not be tanning with them in the bed) and a consent form, I had the pieces booked for a 12 minute session. That’s the first picture.
The second picture is what they looked like before they went tanning, and the third picture is just a couple of hours later with their first coat of tung oil.
2 days after their tanning session and 3 coats of tung oil later, you see them in the final shot. Really makes you wonder what those tanning beds are doing to people’s skin…
As always, thanks for looking.