I finished the plain set of blocks. They’ve been routed on the edges and I’ve added some shellac to it. They’re spending today getting many layers of laquer… I’m also spending today finishing up the exotic blocks.
And I turned the first piece of many for the rest of the legs. Wee! They are made from oak, which is not a wood I typically work in. A friend of mine gave me four oak 4×4’s that were about four feet long. I cut them up into 12 inch pieces and they’re perfect. They’ve been air-dried for a few years and some pieces had little ant farms in them… it’s turning it into quite the pretty spindle.
A shot of the spindle being turned on my lathe. A little different from what most people here do, I know. I have to say I’m pretty proud of this because it’s actually the first thing I’ve turned on the lathe that wasn’t a cylinder when I finished turning it…....
This is the “before” shot of the spindle. I had to cut the edges off on the table saw because my lathe can’t handle things more than about 5”D and the 4×4 is about 6”D when it’s a square.
Also yesterday I put many.. MANY.. coats of finish on the table top. Woo.
Looking pretty huh?
Table gets installed.. SATURDAY. Cross your fingers for me. Right now I’m feeling pretty good about it.