|Project by chrisstef||posted 12-04-2011 03:38 PM||4853 views||9 times favorited||31 comments|
Well here it is the final finish of my fantasy football trophy. Ive blogged about how it was put together if you’re interested. This project started out as a chunk of fallen maple in my yard. I stripped the bark and rough shaped the ball with a TH Witherby drawknife. Fined tuned the shaping with #4 and #5 handplanes. The gaps (from it checking) are the grey areas you see, they were filled with Quickwood. Created the seams with a gents saw and an 1/8” chisel. The laces are sapele and were made using router table, band saw, and a hand saw.
The finish is BLO, one coat of dewaxed shellac, 4 coats of wipe on poly, and 2 coats of paste wax. Im super happy with the way it turned out considering it was a goofin around project to start with. I hope everyone enjoys it!
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty