|Project by tyskkvinna||posted 05-07-2012 12:33 PM||2181 views||2 times favorited||27 comments|
This is one of my latest. I was encouraged by some local Lumberjocks to post it so here it is. ;)
The block is Poplar and about 9” wide, 4” thick and 13” long.
Once it was finished, I had a little issue with some of the corners being fuzzy – Poplar is not very friendly to rotary tools. Scott and the guys at Woodcraft here in Grand Rapids spent the better part of 20 minutes running around the store helping me find the best tool to clean it up (sandpaper wasn’t cutting it). Finally settled on a .25” ball diamond burr – works great. Then it was just applying lacquer until the surface was shiney all over (due to the crazy way I am exposing grain, some areas soaked it in more than others)
Kind of sad that I am now out of this wood but also kind of happy because man does Poplar smell foul.