|Project by savannah505||posted 02-13-2013 05:03 AM||2527 views||2 times favorited||22 comments|
Hi everyone- I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, been extremely busy and working on a very detailed and lengthy project I hope to show in another month or two, maybe 3 or …..... you know how it goes!!!
“Rhondas legs” is a table I made for my honey, who also is named Rhonda, who probably loves shoes more than me, I wanted to make her something that was uniquely her, and would show her how much I loved her. God always comes through for me, and gave me this wonderful idea that is actually quite out of my “normal” designing and thinking ways. It really is her though, and she loves it. The top is fiddle back maple with a magenta analine dye that I have and it really pops!!!! I hope the pictures do it justice, cause in person it’s really awesome color. I hand painted the shoes on the apron, the black paint is automotive black urethane over primer, over sealer, with a top coat of about 8 automotive urethane clear coats and sanded to 2000 grit and then buffed with a final polish. The shoes on the apron were done with red enamel, and a metallic pearl blue, and the blue was used on the bottom of the back legs. I made a small stencil and laid out the pattern on painters tape and used a scalpel to cut it out. Using a saber saw and a grinder with a 16 grit disc on it, I hand carved and shaped the legs and feet, the feet are out of maple, and I made them the way I did, to fit the shoes, it was a bit tricky as I’d never done anything like this before.This can be used as a wall table by removing the back legs and attaching to the wall by the back of the apron with screws. I have about 80 + hours into this, maybe a 100, and did half of that while working 14 hour, 6 days a week job, so I’m beat!!!!!!!!!!! I shot the last picture on a dock at the lake near by at sunset trying to get a unique shot. Any pointers on better pictures would be greatly appreciated. It’s great to post something again and I’m hoping you all have been well, and life is good for you.
-- Dan Wiggins