This is my first attempt at blogging and I want to thank LumberJocks for making this effort possible. I have really enjoyed the projects, comments, and talent of the people on this site.
I have had lots of positive response to the walnut tables I finished last month (my first project posted on LJ). A woodworker friend wants a piece to display in his showroom. Most of the woodwork he has is rustic and he would like to show some more refined pieces.
Today I bought enough 12/4 walnut stock to make the legs for a coffee table. Very straight grain, no knots and only minor checking on the ends ($79.00). I didn’t like the flat stock they had so I will be looking at a few other sources for that. My intent is to follow the same basic design but change the shape and position of the inlay. I have had both positive and negative comments regarding the oval Koa inlay. Mostly positive but a few declared that it was unnecessary for the design. I like the contrast and feel that it makes the table more artistic and unique.
I believe I will alter the leg dimensions also; slightly narrower but keeping the straightened cabriole outline.
Otherwise, I worked on completing some small projects that have been hanging around for weeks waiting for attention. I also got a commission for two doors and a top panel for a vanity. Paint grade plywood flat panel rail and stile design with beading around the inside of the frame. I will use alder for the frames as it is very easy to work and not too expensive for a painted door. They should take two days, but I will lose time this week to family business. My brother is having an open house and I will be busy helping him with setup.