|Project by Arookar||posted 12-18-2013 07:17 PM||1131 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I have a 2 year old granddaughter. What to make for her Christmas present? While finishing some other small boxes, I loved how the wood felt after the final sanding with 600 grit and wax, buff with steel wool. So I decided to introduce her to all the myriad types and colors wood can have. These are 53 scraps and offcuts- many different types of hardwood- white oak, madrone, tan oak, maple, jatoba, bubinga, monterey cypress, beech, walnut, sycamore, rosewood, zebrawood, acacia, teak, chinquapin, ipe, eucalyptus, cherry and probably more that I can’t remember. All sanded to 400 grit with Danish Oil and then a final polishing with beeswax/orange oil. They are strung on a 1/8” brass rod which was then pounded flat on the ends so these blocks will not come off. It’s kind of a weird present, but I’m hoping she will like playing with the different pieces. Well, it will either be a big flop or a big hit!
-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)