|Project by scrollingmom||posted 02-23-2014 11:52 PM||930 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
This project is a custom order. I have never done a gator before so it was interesting. The picture itself is made of 5/8” Walnut. It is 15” long and just right at 12” tall at the top of the bark, with the base. Live edges on the top. I also modified the pattern as I wanted to keep the burl at the top. The customer wanted it to have as much ruggedness as possible to fit the theme. I just think the base fits the picture perfectly as it looks like the back of a gator coming out the water. It is also all Walnut, but I cut the top of a log off and kept all the bark with some solid wood on the bottom.
Customer hasn’t seen it yet other than pictures. Sure hope they like it. Ready to ship it.
Pattern by Bob Vaile out of Creative Woodworks & Crafts January 2010 issue.
Thanks for the input.
-- Kelly, Allen,KS