|Forum topic by John Morris||posted 10-31-2010 05:46 AM||1478 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-31-2010 05:46 AM
My trip to Tule Peak Timber the other day netted me some really nice chunks of wood to experiment with. Rob the owner of Tule Peak, gave us some nice hefty pieces of black oak, and some other species as well, but today I played with the black oak. I took some rough sawn and planed it down, joined the edges, and sanded the wood from 120, 220, 400, 800, then 2000 abralon and squirted a coat of BLO. This is what came of it.
Black Oak planes well
Sanded and ready to finish
Coat of BLO, the figure is popping now!
Here you see Black Oak Rough in the background,
and the finished piece in the foreground.
Rough in the foreground and finish in the back.
The last pic is a slab cut 4/4 of Coastal Live Oak, this
is much redder and more wild in grain. Tomorrow I will
see what this stuff looks like with a good coat of BLO.
Edit: If you think I am gloating about my new found source, your right! Sorry, but it is what it is. :)
-- John Morris