|Project by Bill||posted 11-12-2013 11:38 PM||4108 views||12 times favorited||31 comments|
Found this piece of maple at Wible Lumber, a local hardwood supplier earlier this summer. This is one of those boards that a picture will never do justice. My best guess is that it is part of a burl, but in all honesty I have no idea what could cause something like this.
It took a lot of stabilization before I could cut into it, the last picture will show why. I went through at least 2 ounces of thick CA to get the gaps filled.
The top is a piece of crotch wood cherry, shaped just a bit, and wood dowel hinges. The little finger lift is purple heart, and it is lined with upholstery leather. Overall size 8×10 x 4, and is finished with wipe on poly, and buffed with McGuires auto buff.
-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973