|Project by Smithclan||posted 10-09-2011 04:01 PM||1117 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
So my neighbor bought some rough sawn lumber from a relative, so I could make him a table. The relative unloaded a variety of wood, he kept all the mahogany, go figure! After making the table, I had a 8/4 oak board in the middle of my shop, too long to store, so I had to make something out of it, right? Well this is it. A 30” round foyer table, now I have a place to toss my keys, I should never lose them again. I look at these pics as I upload to lumberjocks and I always see something I never noticed before. The grain on the top and the base are at a 45 degree angle, how odd. I will have to fix that. I am such an amateur. I contructed the pedestal from a 5/4 board and turned it on the lathe after glue up. This was a big piece for my comfort level spinning in my face. This was also one of my first attempts with aneline dye, and I think I am in love. I never liked to stain anything, because I got such poor results. Dyes seem to work, at least for me, alot easier. Again, what an amateur!