|Project by swirlsandburls||posted 06-06-2011 02:31 AM||1847 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Hi all; here is how to make your wife happy in one easy lesson. Make her something she has asked for for at least two years! You would think a woodworker like me would have taken less time, but you can’t rush creativity (at least that’s my story!). Anyway, we renovated the upstairs and my wife still had not gotten her lazy-susan or a new napkin holder. The napkin holder was close to 30 years old and none too pretty. I know she loves zebra-wood, so I did a six piece glue-up, shaped it to something other than plain round, then turned the face to get a round lip. Then, I shaped the top and bottom edges for a nice flair. As a last step, I inlaid 12 different woods in three circular sizes just for fun. The napkin holder is out of a special piece of bocote I got out of an off-cut bin at Woodcraft. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of wood I have ever seen; I wish I had 100 board feet of it! But, alas, I had just enough for this little project. I inlaid a fossilized nautilus shell and used ash burl to cover the screws. So, there you go; a happy lesson!
-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general