|Project by Manasseh||posted 11-05-2011 07:33 PM||957 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is my first commissioned piece made of Texas Ash. The Italian marble was brought over to me sfo that I could make legs for it for some bar stools with a kind of orangish stain. I was given artistic licensing on the piece and chose some Texas Ash I have been air drying after harvesting from an old cemetery that wanted the tree gone and may have ended up in the chipper. The apron is pecan (Texas state tree). Pecan is miter cut for the grain is matched for continuous wrap arround. Pecan, too, has been air dried from another tree I harvested, destined for the chipper. All Texas woods used because it added extra meaning to very proud Native Texas customer. Woods were also chosen for the grain that I must say Pops.
Customer is also a friend and very pleased.
Scale is 35 inches tall, marble is 34 inches in diameter., apron is 20inches each side.
The main cross supports are doweledin with walnut dowels. For the 1st time, I created the rabbit groves for the small slats to fit in using the jointer. I like this method more than using the table saw.
Finish is with my favorite tung oil (2 applications), using 220 grit during the 1st application and wet 0000 fine steel wool for the 2nd. After the last drying, a final rub down with 0000 steel wool and cloth to take away any steel wool left behind in those worm holes in the slats.
The top has been epoxied to the legs and apron using the 2 part epoxy and resin.
Overall, I’m pleased.
-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer