|Project by Bill||posted 12-16-2013 09:07 PM||2730 views||15 times favorited||35 comments|
I don’t know about you, but I get overly excited when I get to build something out of a species that I have never used before. Bloodwood is exceptionally hard, and takes some extra effort to shape and sand. It takes finish exceptionally well, and is one of those woods that glows with minimal effort. I got this board from my local lumber company, http://www.wiblesupickhardwoods.com/ The boards that they got in are quarter sawn, and gives it a cool shimmer as you walk past it, kind of like ribbon mahogany. The top is figured soft Maple.
The last two pictures show the tool that I use to shape with, and the massive amount of dust created in the process.
This box is roughly 8×10 x 4 ish and is finished with three coats of lacquer, rubbed out with paste wax.
-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973