|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 07-08-2011 02:33 PM||726 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
07-08-2011 02:33 PM
Last night at the woodworking club I and several others received a bundle of wood. Each bundle was roughly the same with approximately 6 bf of ash, 2 bf of walnut, 1 bf of cedar and 1/2 bf of bubinga. Our challenge is to make something original and creative using this wood and only this wood. We can incorporate hardware, clock movements, glass, etc. but we can only use the wood provided.
I’m genuinely intrigued and excited about this exercise. This is “my kind of thing”. The ash is pretty gnarly wood with some twisted grain and knots. I know I want to find a way to feature some of that character. There is only enough bubinga to use as accents. In my opinion, the wood that does not fit in with the rest is the cedar. I don’t have to use the cedar and I may not.
I think I will experiment with some design ideas using cheap wood first before working with the assigned wood.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.