|Project by wrtnaz||posted 04-20-2012 03:37 AM||1858 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a plaque I made from Curly Maply for my Commander. The F-bomb is actually a small gift that our squadron is giving to my Commander and they asked me to put some sort of display for it together. I got the idea from someone else on here, but can seem to find their post any more. Sorry about that.
I used trans-tint to wipe on with a cloth and then sanded at 200 grit and then reapplied tint with a cloth and worked my way up to 1000 grip. Then wet sanded at 1000 grit and applied 5 coates of clear shelac. I was really trying to achieve that 3 deminsional look with the curly maple. I read quite a bit but still didnt get the full effect. My favorite part of this project was the left side of the wood where the bark is still there. That really makes it look great in my opinion and it really stands out once I applied the shelac.
I really enjoy learning new things with wood. The finishing seems to be my weakest point so any suggestions comments are greatly appreciated. I have a long way to go but atleast I am having fun.
Thanks for looking. Hope you like