|Project by albachippie||posted 12-10-2012 08:07 PM||1166 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
These are a couple of picture frames I made for Christmas presents. I guess they are loosely arts and crafts inspired. The timber is reclaimed oak. Original use for oak was malt whiskey casks. See before and after in second pic. The half round cut to the bottom left rail of the first frame is where the bung would have been when originally a cask. The third photo shows the rear of one of the frames where I have deliberately left the original charring.
The aroma in the workshop when machining this was unusual, but lovely! Did wonder if I should be operating machinery whilst inhaling such a whiskey soaked smell!
The finish is two coats of clear wax, to seal in the whiskey aroma as much as to bring out the grain!
Anyway, as always, comments welcome,
-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl