|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-05-2013 04:48 PM||1832 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I am VERY sorry about the horrible subject matter of this posting – if I made anyone nauseous or physically ill you will have to understand that this wasn’t my idea. ;-)
My sister commissioned my labor a couple of months ago to create a scrollwork for her husband as a holiday gift. I created a cutting from Baltic birch plywood and delivered it in plenty of time for gift giving.
For the first time EVER, when he unwrapped his gift, it was warped as bad as a potato chip! I have NEVER seen BB Plywood warp at all, let alone this badly. It wasn’t stored in a damp environment, nor was it stored in a strange position. Anyway, a new cutting was due to him.
I picked a solid cherry slab I cut and stacked over two years ago and put it through the planer – looking at the planed wood I kind of knew that this was going to be a very special cutting!
I laid out the design to both avoid cutting into and to highlight the knot in the upper left of the piece.
Dimensions are roughly 16 inches long by 10 inches tall and is 1/4 of an inch thick.
Finish, as is with all my cuttings, consists of a soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.
This will go in the mail today – hope it arrives in one piece or I’ll be forced to cut yet another one – yechhhh
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