Finally finished finishing the finish on this small table for the front hall entry area of the house.
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The table is made of walnut with maple racing stripes for speed and agility. Standard mortise and tenon joinery was used. The finish is about 4-6 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly (more on the top).
The shape of the top is kind of a modified octagon. Octagons are a bit of a theme around here: there’s a small octagonal window above the front door, the front garden bed is octagonal. There’s even an octagonal planter (or small umbrella stand) pictured on the floor there in the corner.
I’ve been dawdling over this one all summer, nice to see it finally done.
A small table for the front hall, this has not yet had any finish applied, and the top is not yet attached, but otherwise it’s done! Finally. I’ve been dithering over this one, both design and execution, for many weeks. This is its last stop in the shop before coming inside for final cleanup and finishing.
Lynda suggested the stripes would look better at the front, an idea I’m warming to. Don’t have to make that decision until I attach the top, though, which will be the very last thing. I do think the legs at the back in this view look a bit better facing forward.
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I made this small box (about 4.5 inches) from padauk and holly. The circle pattern was done on the lathe, then I spray-painted the whole lid. When it dried I scraped off the paint that wasn’t safely down in the circle grooves. Some paint stayed in the small pores of the wood as well, but that looked cool to my eye, so I went along with it.
The Tall Ships have come to Owen Sound! Or at least three of them. I’m not a fan boy, so I don’t know their names or anything, but I’m always up for a photo op, so here they are. More info at www.tallshipsowensound.com/ where you can also see them with their sails all unfurled, which looks more impressive.
On this fine Earth Day chez Barkwhistle, we got our first duckly visitor of the year. I think he’s been here before, since he seems to know where to find everything.
He was quite unconcerned about my being there, I got quite close. Even the dog did not bother him.
(YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjDnGdTfaTE)
This is a small spice grinder, the last of the kits I got a while back. Saving this one for me, I think. I changed the shape a little from the other ones, seems to work for my hand. It’s made from some of my dwindling stock of figured bubinga, with a holly stripe.