|Forum topic by ravensrock||posted 08-14-2016 12:17 AM||371 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-14-2016 12:17 AM
I’ve had this nice piece of walnut for awhile and decided to make a small table and use it for the top. I’m kind of designing it as I go. Here is where I am so far. I’m looking for suggestions for any design tweaks. I don’t have a lathe so used a 1’2” roundover bit and spokeshave to get rid of some of the bulk of the pedestal itself. It still looks a little heavy to me. And I need to do something with the bottom of the pedestal at the legs. Some designs I’ve seen are cut off right at the bottom of the legs. Others have some kind of a rounded shape. But again I don’t have a lathe. Any ideas/suggestions are welcome!
I’m also starting to think about how I want to finish this. The grain on the top is what attracted me to this board and I’d really like to finish it in a way to show this off. Watco oil? Some kind of dye perhaps sanded back then? Open to any ideas. Thanks in advance!
-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking