|Project by WaltGarrison||posted 09-03-2011 02:47 AM||1093 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Hi All. This is my first post on LJ. I have been enjoying all of your work and commentary for about six months now. Here is some basic kitchen ware that I have done this year- the cutting board I made in high school wood shop back in 1983. My mother has been using the board for the last 28 years and she recently passed it back to me so I refinished it. It has seen some good sturdy service.
I have worked in wood most of my life but am new to carving. Okay, much of my carving is really shaping with various power sanders- the spoon bowls I carved. I am especially interested in the MANY finishing processes that I read about. These utensils are my first and thay are variously treated with Watco Butcher Block, Howards Butcher Block, soaked in olive oil (my dad’s advice) and one or two other methods. I am really interested in what some of you might recommend for finishing kitchenware that is intended for daily use.
Thanks for looking! I have a few other recent projects of much larger scale that I will try to share this holiday weekend while some of us celebrate the strong American work ethic…. by taking the day off. Just kidding- days off are sometimes when the real work gets done.
-- WLG- Experience is what you got when you didn't get what you wanted.