|Project by HalDougherty||posted 06-11-2011 12:51 AM||5057 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
I cut the walnut slab and made a blog page about it 57 days ago. I air dried the wood for 20 days or so, then moved it to my attic. My home and shop is an old two story farm house. The attic is very much like a solar kiln and about 30 days later, the walnut is ready to use. This 2” slab is spalded and slightly punky. I stabilized the soft part with West System 3 epoxy and acetone (15% by weight) The thin epoxy filled all the soft walnut and made a hard surface. The legs are Bartlett Pear, that I cut over a year ago. The spreaders are made from some butternut that was too soft to use for gunstocks, but it makes great bench material. The last photo is my shop buddy. Callie is a 3 year old miniature Schnauzer. She follows me everywhere I go.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com