|Project by Jamie Speirs||posted 04-22-2011 10:43 PM||1934 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
Well just another day in the office,
I made three Oak Puja/Prayer tables.
The one is Wild Scottish Oak with Burl (there were two, the missus snatched one for an order before I could get a picture) it is on the left.
Then the other is American White Oak, great to work with. Lovely knot free wood. It is ideal for mail order as the customer gets it flaw free.
They are machine M&T then 2”/50mm no10 screws at each joint. This may seem excessive, but it is the only way for shipping. I often think they play rugby with the boxes.
They are finished with mineral oil with the usual bits of wax & pure mineral turpentine. Oops! The Cousin has not got her coat on, look away. LoL
Picture 3 is Thembi, she is growing fast, loves all my tools. Tape measures are her specialty. However she wont turn her nose up at the odd pencil.
In the background there is an offcut of Burl Wyche Elm. It is screaming out to be used for something. Sorry guys it weighs about 20lbs.
Under that there is a plank of Green-heart, it was from the pier/jetty at Arran and was under water for many years. The outer layer is full of holes from various mollusks. Yet the timber is still sound. My Mum & Faither went to Arran on honeymoon so they must have stood on it. Might make a nice box for Mum’s Ashes.
I also fitted two Puppy gates today, I’ll spare you the details. Then I cut out a box and glued it up, something to play with over the weekend. :)
It is wonderful to have my energy back
Happy Easter to all those who celebrate it, I hope you get lots of Easter eggs.
very content in a warm yet dark Scotland
Thank you for all the kid wishes
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe