|Project by WoodArtbyJR||posted 04-17-2013 03:52 PM||2348 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
This is the last of the black walnut that I have. The last one I posted I was CHASTIZED for saying it was a George Nakashima style piece because of the steel legs, the finish and the right angles. Well, on this one I used what the tree and man provided me. When this piece was first harvested it was not cut in straight lines or straight angles so, all I did was clean up the saw tooth marks. As far as what the tree provided, it gave me some rough bark/joint/knot areas that all I did was clean the dirt from it and sealed it. During drying it must have split or when it was cut down it split/tore. I added some yellow heart butterflies (and a little super glue) to strengthen it. This was my first attempt at butterflies and like LJ Texpenn states, they take practice, practice, practice and SHARP chisels. To quote Mr. Nakashima, the tree has started it’s new life.
Thank you for looking
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington