|Project by tyskkvinna||posted 05-08-2012 11:06 PM||1394 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This is something that I did over the weekend. It was “a doodle”—it took me about 20 minutes to set up the program (from a line drawing) and then maybe an hour, hour and a half to cut out. It’s really shallow- the deepest cut is 0.75” – which facilitated in making it so quickly.
The wood is actually really fun. When we moved into our current building a year and a half ago, I found some old bleachers that were by the long-since-filled-in swimming pool. They were painted several times and I planed one of them. Hiding underneath the ugly paint was this beautiful Southern Yellow Pine. It’s got huge, open grain but is crazy dense and heavy. It’s pretty awesome. It eventually led me on my journey to find out where it came from and I eventually discovered that my building used to be a lumber yard back in the day and it had two special imports/exports: rock maple and SYP.
Anyway—it’s about 10 inches wide. I’ve already sold one and I’m making another one because the interest in this particular design is fairly high.