Well, here they are after two years in the making. I know what you're thinking: "Wow, he's really slow. Did he use a small dull knife to make these?"
Yes, I'm slow. I'm old and I've taken to measuring two if not three times before making a cut. Made too many cuts trying to make a board longer, so I am getting smarter in my senility.
I made these for myself and my brother. I'm going to keep the cherry and I'll send my brother the Paduak case. The cherry came from my property. I had a sawyer come in and SWMBO & I stacked and stickered it to dry over about a year & a half, so it has special meaning for me. And I think it's pretty wood with some nice figure.
I still need to get them to the glass company. They will cut some no glare glass and I'll ship my brothers' to Tigard, OR.
They have 3 coats of hand rubbed tung oil and 4 coats of hand rubbed paste wax. I may give them another rubdown with paste wax after I get them back from the glazier.
Now it's on to my next project.