|Project by tyskkvinna||posted 05-27-2012 10:56 PM||2655 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
My buyers have recently asked for some things that are a little different from what I have been offering. I am of course, happy to indulge and explore. Since rock maple is my primary medium for anything whenever possible (due to having near 6,000 BF of it) I naturally started exploring ways to use rock maple for this project, too.
I has to be laminated because my lumber is all 4/4 and 2” wide. Perfect for stripping down into single pens but not quite right for anything bigger. The first few stoppers I turned were laminated of maple only, and while they ended up looking nice enough, they were kind of plain and well… boring to me. I played around with some angles, which I ultimately decided was awesome.
I then took some pieces of thin stock and placed it in random places of the blank. These two stoppers each have maple, and one also has cedar. This is precisely what I was looking for! I like the contrast of the band, and it is simple enough to do that it does not add any significant time to the production.
This will be part of a series where I will just take whatever appealing pieces thin scrap I have laying around and will add them into the blanks as I go and see what happens. Nice to have another item in the inventory and one that is a little more creative in the creation process than I usually need to be.