|Project by KnickKnack||posted 09-18-2013 03:39 PM||1596 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
If you’re now smiling, this project has been a success.
Anyway – when I went down to the shop that fateful morning, trust me, this was not what I had in mind.
But it had occurred to me a while ago to make a little bench for these guys, recently inherited from my wife’s mother. And when, a long time ago, I’d sliced up an olive branch (see Second Wind), I hadn’t thrown away the “chaff” I was left with.
Not promising, but, just as I haven’t thrown away an email since 1985, I haven’t thrown away any wood.
I mean any.
And, with a flash of inspiration, and a dash of hi ho silver…
I spent a while thinking (stone in hand) and, whilst I’m not a fan of Nakashima, it seemed too obvious a thing not to just go for, so I did.
I had not intended to do the bowtie dovetail thing, but there actually was a split in the wood that needed fixing – and that joint is real! 2 strips of 0.6mm veneer.
And, in case you’re wondering – sapo is the portuguese word for toad. The portuguese for frog is rã, which is kinda hard to pronounce, and just didn’t work for my purposes – so sue me!
22cm x 9cm x 7cm high.
Olive and mahogany and bamboo barbecue sticks stained ebony and beech legs stained ebony.
Tung oil (what else could I have used on this?)
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