|Project by Jim Sellers||posted 07-29-2013 01:56 AM||1777 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
WRUNG – past tense of “WRING” (verb) 1. To compress or squeeze by means of twisting. Obviously, I took the “twist” literally. Wasn’t that one of the rules?? :) Anyway, it was a challenge I couldn’t resist. The biggest challenge was getting it done in time, since I’ve been covered up toiling long days with “paying” work. So since this was my last weekend, I had to rush through the finishing process. The only thing I would’ve done different is more sanding (and maybe some different knobs/pulls) It’s made from basswood and measures 14” high x 6” w x 5” deep. No patterns or instructions, just freehanded all the way. You can see how I roughed it in but I done a lot of the details with gouges and a dremmel. I colored the grooves with a stain marking pen and was glad to see that it matched the flocking that I used on the tray and drawers. Wasn’t too sure about the rest of the bare wood finish but finally decided to try and give it a weathered, natural look with thinned and mixed grey paint/stain. Then after a couple of coats of brush on satin lacquer, I called it finished. I twisted it as tight as I could.
-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.