|Project by lumberjoe||posted 12-08-2012 01:33 AM||2710 views||4 times favorited||23 comments|
This is a prime example of a great idea and a bad execution. I have already started on the next one which will be much nicer. This is maple, walnut, and cherry. It is finished with Mineral oil, but it still needs a few more coats. The first pic makes it look like it isn’t flat, but it is. I had to use a white piece of cardboard under it because the negative space looked funny in pictures. The white background threw off the white balance on my camera and gave it a yellowish hue.
Things I like:
- It’s done
Things I don’t like
The inverse middle stripe. I thought it would look cool. It doesn’t
It’s too thick
I should have finger jointed the maple “legs” and used them instead of the cherry on the ends
This reminds me how much I hate working with PVA glue. I didn’t want to take a chance with HHG because this will likely get hot AND wet at some point.
If the weather stays above 40 tomorrow, I’ll venture out to the shop and get version 2 built.