|Project by Randy_ATX||posted 09-11-2013 05:55 PM||2038 views||11 times favorited||11 comments|
Ever since I saw Britboxmakers pattern here: http://lumberjocks.com/BritBoxmaker/blog/17048 I have l loved the effect of staggering progressively cut lumber. (I also made his ez-miter box, but that is another project.)
I also saw and saved this serving tray project from Jack: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/74292 I knew I wanted to try something similar. I morphed the two ideas together and came up with what you see here. I don’t have all of the tools I should have, so I made do with what I have in my garage, as a lot of us do.
This was a lot of fun and gives a neat effect of a lot of wood being routed away, but it isn’t. The ends are cut off, flipped over, and glued. I purposely left the knot and stabilized it before finishing.
The final photo is a picture after I gave it to my dad. It is sitting on a table HIS dad, my grandfather made, and has a kaleidoscope my grandpa made, resting on it.
Wood is Walnut and an old Ash tree which once grew in my grandfather’s yard. Finish is a couple of coats of Tung oil, a few coats of satin poly cut with mineral spirits and a few hand waxes.
-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH