|Project by KnotCurser||posted 02-09-2012 05:36 PM||1097 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a commissioned work ordered from my Uncle to use as a Valentines Day Gift.
His girlfriend’s cat passed away recently and he thought this would make a special gift to her.
He stated he would like it on a lighter piece of hardwood. I was able to find a very nice piece of maple and plane it down to around 1/4 of an inch. The piece I found was over 2 inches thick so I was able to re-saw it into three usable pieces – good deal!
The pattern took just as long to create as the cutting for this work – something to do with getting the correct amount of detail in the stripes but not too much.
Piece measures 10×12 inches. Finish is a soak in lemon oil and a thick felt backing.
And yes, the cat’s name was “Pucky” – all my Uncle had to say when I asked him about the name was “Don’t Ask”, so I didn’t. ;-)
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