Day - 18 Project work begins!!
If you planed it down much thinner, I bet you won't have any holes to fill and it would be just right for making a small box.This one's about 18" long and 6" wide ... think it'll end up being some sort of serving platter.
Simply beautiful!Day 18A - Sunset
Thanks, Andy.If you planed it down much thinner, I bet you won't have any holes to fill and it would be just right for making a small box.
Looking forward to see how it progresses!Day 19 - Filling Imperfections
Most of the wood pieces I've been working on have imperfections. Cracks, knots, and especially worm tubes (or maybe termite tubes, who knows? Whoever made them are long gone by now!!). To add a little artistic flair, I've been filling these spots with liquid epoxy resin. Takes about 24-48 hours to harden, then I sand them back to a smooth finish.
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This piece of maple had a lot of tubes ... but this metallic blue epoxy will look nice when finished.
Great catch!Day 20 - Spooky!!
Our new Explorer has a nifty bit of marketing ... the puddle lamps that shine down from the outside mirrors when the courtesy lights are on are a red "ST" vs the normal white beam. Kinda cool. Last night, I went out to get something from the car, and saw the ST reflected in a bunch of leaves for an interesting effect!! (BTW - according to Ford the "ST" means "Sport Tuned"!)
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Kinda spooky, eh?
Interesting work.Day 21 - Finished platter
(See day 20 for a "before" images ... this one's in the background, but basically looked like the larger one in the foreground.)
Finished the smaller of the two boards shown on day 20 above. Takes about an hour to sand with multiple grits to get to the final version. (I start at 120 and end at 3000.) Pretty sure this piece is maple and will end up as a small serving tray. My wife thinks it would be excellent to serve sushi!!
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More to come ...