|Project by DeLayne Peck||posted 06-20-2013 06:32 AM||1226 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
At the end of a another hard day in the shop fruitlessly hunting for misplaced tools, a man should have a quiet retreat. It could be a favorite summer chair on the front porch. And, there ought to be side table to keep cold drinks close at hand.
I love to build projects that have an antique echo. The base of an old, garage sale, smoke stand was a great start and inspiration. How about drawing on the Art Nouveau bases’ vine pattern by adding a flower and pistil table top? So, High HO and ten bucks for the stand add threaded rod, a matching nut, epoxy, a big washer, and white oak.
This project was my first opportunity to try my $50 Craigslist Rockler HVLP sprayer. The color was built up with repeated applications of Min-wax Red Oak, then 3 coats of Mini-Wax Helmsman Poly thinned by 30% with mineral spirits. The Rockler HVLP gets my 5 stars as a hobbyist woodworker.
The misplaced tools? The cold drinks aren’t helping me remember where they are. But, after a few, who gives a damn?
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.