|Project by JeanValjean||posted 12-05-2012 01:27 AM||1239 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
Second round of Christmas gifts here…
I was able to get my dad out into the shop with me to make several easel frames as Christmas gifts.
Woods used were Zebrano and Wenge in one batch of frames, which once finished has a very rich look and feel. The other batch are Makore and Quarter Sawn White Oak.
As you can see from the pix our family lost a valued member this year and several of the frames were for his mother and siblings to serve as somewhat of a memorial.
I had small maple blanks laser engraved with his name and dates.
Working with the Wenge was a real challenge…...It is an excellent wood for dulling up all of your tools…...and even better for giving you the deepest splinters you have ever had!!!
But the contrast and the final effect are visually stunning.
Finish is one coat of lacquer sanding sealer, buffed lightly with grey Scotchbrite, followed by two coats of semi-gloss lacquer.
I made no less than four separate jigs to insure the assembly process went flawlessly and that each frame from the two separate batches was identical in every way.
-- Semper Fi