|Project by KnotCurser||posted 03-29-2011 11:43 PM||1748 views||8 times favorited||16 comments|
This scrollwork is done on a piece of silver maple that, until last year, was growing in my back yard.
A storm tore a rather large branch off, which I cut up for firewood. On a whim, I decided to run a smallish log through my bandsaw to see what it looked like. What you see is the results.
Every time I look at this piece I see something else. Spalting, pillowing, bug holes, knots – everything!
I wanted to to pick a piece equally as special as the piece of wood. I had been sitting on this artwork of a Shogun Warrior for a while and held off because I knew it would take a long while to finish. This seemed the perfect match.
Overall, the piece measures 13 inches high by 9 inches at it’s widest point and is quarter of an inch thick.
Finish was a soaking in lemon oil, a quick spray of shellac and then backed by thick felt.
This took over eight hours of work over a period of about two weeks and I enjoyed every cut!
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