|Project by ellen35||posted 02-04-2012 12:06 PM||2825 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
This is the third tock board we have made for the same customer. She likes them so much that every one of her sons and daughters has now ordered one. When she previewed it yesterday, she told us there were plenty more members of her family so get ready to make more! This is another joint project with Lorna (moonls). We compliment each other’s skills well and have worked on many projects together. Hats off to Lorna for being able to work with me!!
Anyway…on to the board. It is made of 1/4 sawn oak (customer requested oak) with a wenge stripe just to add some accent. The chatoyance in the oak is just spectacular as you can see in some of the pictures. It has something on the order of 124 marble wells in a circle, on the edges and up to the middle. This was done with a template I made several years ago. It is 24” x 24” with 45 degree cuts on the corners. We finished it using Bush Oil which we picked up at the Woodworking Show. I highly recommend this oil (no one really knows what the combination of ingredients are – sort of like the Bush Beans commercial ;-) – this oil is by far the best we have ever used and it just made the wood pop. It was sanded to 800 grit and is just soooooo smooth! What we really like is that the rays make it look almost 3 dimensional but when touched, it is unbelievably smooth.
Thanks for looking.
Ellen and Lorna
-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire