|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 09-14-2012 02:16 AM||1307 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
Following along the theme of Maki boards and continuing to put to use our stock of 375 year old white oak we picked out two nice pieces of “scrap” to convert into something cool. The chop sticks and bowls are American black walnut. Storage for the chopsticks is provided by two holes in the end of each board.
These are epoxy sealed and Waterlox finished for a unique look and a totally food safe / sanitary surface. The contrasting color in the beetle holes is a mix of metallic powders with epoxy. The paste is rubbed into the surface until the grain is filled. Can’t really have any small pores in something to be used for raw fish!
Another one of Michael Pietras’s creations – Project by Artisans of the Valley, LLC.
Note: Questions are gonna pop up about that backdrop – give it some time we’ll post it. The redwood slab is a table in progress. The oak background is already in our projects it’s the “Slab C” coffee table. Which went off to it’s new home today.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com