|Project by tinnman65||posted 09-03-2012 02:21 PM||1541 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
This is a table I just finished. The top is olive ash burl, black dyed maple banding with a mahogany border. The legs are oak tapered bent laminated and then ebonized using tree bark tea and vinegar with iron. http://www.popularwoodworking.com/techniques/ebonizing_wood I did the top with a shellac french polish and the base is lacquer. I made the top first because I had the veneer and wanted to play with curves on this piece. I made a full scale drawing of the base by drawing different curves until I found what I thought looked pleasing to the eye, from this I could make the forms to do the bent lamination’s. The stretchers are oak with olive ash burl veneer, I thought it needed a little color with all that black on the base. I actually made another base for this table with straight tapered mahogany legs splayed out to a rectangular stretcher but I hated it so I scraped it. I learned two important things while doing this project 1) The importance of a good model and 2) I’ve come to the point in my woodworking were I will scrap hours of work and valuable material if its not done right or I don’t like it, which we all know is a painful experience. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of flaws in my work but I am always striving to get better and I not going to settle on something just because of the hours or money I have invested in it. Now I need to invest some of that time setting up a place to take some decent pictures! Thanks for looking.
-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams