|Project by Mike Shea||posted 04-19-2008 08:39 AM||2410 views||8 times favorited||30 comments|
this is my third commision and i am staying busy so i cant complain. however i must say that woodworking for a living just isnt as much fun as woodworking as a hobyist. on this most recent job i found myself complaining more than a few times. my mom had to pull me asside and remind me that woodworking for a job is what i had always asked for. i pulled myself together and finished the job. as i stood back and took a wide glance at my finish product the gradification was overwellming. i was very happy. the credenza was made from hard maple. the turned posts and bun feet were turned on my new oliver lathe. the casework was made with dadoes and the top and bottom mouldings were made by layering diferent router profiles to create an ornate profile. the wood was then stained a redish poo poo collor. but came out just how the client wanted it. but anyways i used anyline dyes, orange glaze and a gel stain to achieve the collor. i finished it with a thin coat of shellac and beeswaz. worked out magnificently. mad props to the wood whisperer,”marc” for help on the colloring.
-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me