|Project by NaFianna||posted 09-03-2013 12:42 AM||869 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I was helping a friend move an old shed to the bottom corner of his garden. Much to his wifes chagrin we had to ‘prune’ a couple of lower branches of one of the trees. So I thought I would make her something
from the prunings. Wood is Totara.
I was a bit unsure about the wood and if it would be suitable, the branch was less than 3inches thick. I carved it very green (1 day old). Rough carved to shape then microwaved it over a couple of days then finished and sanded. Tung oil gave it a lovely transluscent shimmer.
Tools used – Totara Branch – chisel – rasp – microwave – lots of sanding to 600 grit – tung oil. Wood has lovely silky finish.
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