|Project by EyeOfTheJen||posted 01-22-2012 10:05 PM||1553 views||2 times favorited||28 comments|
This is Mahogany with a dyed rim. Nightmare finishing job. had it setting out in front of the shop in the sun after the final spray. Went in to get some lunch when I heard a noise. I thought.. ‘the neighbors are grinding again….THE NEIGHBORS ARE GRINDING AGAIN!’ I ran outside but it was too late. All the crap from them grinding the bales drifted over and settled in the finish. It was like sand paper.. Shiznit, G.D. Son of a…. and all those not very polite words! had to strip and restart without screwing up the tinting.. Got it back to acceptable again, did the final light sanding and this time stayed inside the garage to spray but left the big door open for ventilation. Everything was going fine till a friend came tearing in the driveway and slammed on the brakes throwing rocks and dust in the garage.. I was ready to kill someone… so after a third stripping and redoing, I finally got it. I did it on the kitchen table and threatened my kids very existence if they even stepped a foot in the room.
I am entering in a competition/show/sale locally. I am to bring three of my best. The photos do not do this piece justice, you really need to see it in the sun. I don’t usually do real HIGH gloss but the green just begged for it on this one. I am still trying to decide what the other two pieces will be. I have a three piece burl set I will post photos of also that I think will be one. After not even placing in the last two competitions, I am a little apprehensive about this one. It really has a way of bringing you back to the reality of your actual skill level. lol
Oh well, how else will I learn or be motivated to improve?
Anyone else from the Fort Collins area entering the Sears Trostle competition?
Hope everyone is having a great Sunday. Now time for football I guess even though my Packers totally blew it…lol
(but so did the Saints! jk.. lol)
-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.