|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 06-16-2013 10:12 PM||2212 views||15 times favorited||48 comments|
Not too much to say about this one, except how much I love Bloodwood!
Bloodwood and spalted beech. I made the basic box, then shaped the curves on my belt sander and by hand. The finish is my usual BLO, buffed and waxed.
Happy Father’s Day to all!
UPDATE: I guess it is time to confess now. This project was extremely close to going in the garbage. It started its life in my mind’s eye as a more traditional shape, with clean, sharp lines. I kept getting tear out from my cove and chamfer bits (really they are cheap and old, and in need of replacement), and I kept trying to change to profiles to hide the damage.
I finally got to the point where I was about to pitch the whole thing, and decided on this approach as an absolute last resort. At that point, I really had little hope that it would turn out well.
Moral of the story: Don’t give up an a project gone wrong. :-)
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"