|Project by Bill||posted 08-02-2013 06:22 PM||1572 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I made some bigger boxes a while back out of some figured hickory, and these were made from the cutoffs of those boxes. They were the ends of the boards and full of stress cracks and planer snipe. These were too pretty to burn on the fire, and I knew it would be time consuming to stabilize them, so I matched them up with birds-eye maple fitted with ebony finials.
These little guys took about five times longer to build than normal, but I think I might have heard the boards say ‘thank you’ as I rubbed out the wipe on poly with wax.
Maybe this is why I always have to clean my shop after shop cleaning day.
-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973