|Project by Jonathan||posted 04-08-2012 02:26 PM||2225 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
Finally got this finished to my liking. I was having trouble getting the finish to a high luster without issues. This was a gift for my parents.
Wood: Birdseye Maple, hand-selected 1-board then cut it into 4-pieces and arranged until my eye was happy with the layout
Finish: General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish (lots of thinned coats), followed by Howard Butcher Block Conditioner (a combination of mineral oil beeswax and carnauba wax) application and buffing
Sanding: hand-sanded up through 2000-grit before applying finish, then sanded the finish from 400-2000 grit, with the last few grits were wet-sanded with mineral oil before cleaning it off and waxing, then rebuffing.
Edges: Roundover bit used for finger hold, all edges tapered by hand
Dimensions: 14-3/16” x 12-1/16” x 7/16” -OR- 361mm x 306mm x 11mm
Weight: 26.4-ounces, or 748-grams
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."