|Project by zlatanv||posted 12-30-2012 06:21 PM||1908 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
Made the first project from the log I had slabbed a couple of months ago. Wow! the figure is incredible. Made this simple box for my neighbor who gave me the log, it is a christmas present for his daughter. I kind of figured the wood wouldn’t be dry enough, when I first resawed it, it was still at about 10-12 moisture, I let it sit in the garage for a few days with a fan on it, it dropped to about 8, i still expected it to move allot, but he wanted it for Christmas. After I glued the whole thing up and cut the top off I put in the maple frame on the inside hoping it would keep it from warping, it still did a little, i planed off the high spots so it would sit flat on the box. Made the tray from Brazilian flooring scraps, purple heart splines from a pallet. I still can’t believe the figure, the pictures just don’t do it justice on how rich the color is in person. Can’t wait to dig into the rest of it. Happy Holidays everyone!
-- Z, Rockwall, TX