|Project by Thomas Porter||posted 05-12-2008 05:41 PM||1802 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
A client/friend of mine wanted to make two new bases for some sculptures he recently purchased. He wanted to make a mesquite base that had “cracks and natural flaws” but also had very smooth squared surfaces that would show off the grain. I took on the job not only because it tested the limits of my equipment, but because I happen to have some really large mesquite fire logs that would work perfect for the job. I love doing these weird projects. It tests your abilities as a woodworker when things stray from the average 4/4 lumber and require some creative problem solving. If you’ve never tried perfectly squaring a 8”x8” cube from a solid log of mesquite, try it sometime. It’s not as easy as it seems. I love these kind of projects.
-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com