Ive been down with a lousy head cold, so I haven't been doing much the past few weeks.
We had a lot of company thanksgiving week, but each morning I snuck out into the garage for an hour or so and worked on bandsaw reindeer and an end table to put a small lamp on.
Then I had to get yelled at by my wife and cousin for going into the damp cold garage while I was sick, but my wifes cousin was enough for me to risk going out and getting sicker, I needed a break from her. I needed it everyday. Im thinking of having her visit Brent, figuring hed get that table together during her visit.
although nothing exciting about an end table, I decided to use all my shorts and strips that I have no other use for other than a cutting board or into the fire pit.
gave me something to think about.
I had some chunks of walnut, originally purchased by a contractor to cut up for flooring, but the 2 pieces I had were totally ratty, knots, chewed up, voids, but I cut them up and shaped them into legs. (they were only 20 inches so I had to make the legs 19 and 1/4 inch long)
I filled in some voids with epoxy, some I left open since I didn't think it would effect the integrity of the piece.(only holding a lamp)
I would have loved to make the entire piece out of walnut, but I don't have any real walnut scraps or leftovers.
I had some small pieces, under 12 inches, so I glued them all up for aprons.
Then I had some strips, glued them all up into a cutting board.
When I finished recutting the cutting board top, I realized I didn't have enough because I didn't take into account the kerf of the blade for recutting, so I had to add a small piece of sapele onto each side so I could make close to an 18 inch circle for the top. I was short all around, so it ended up 17 and 1/2 approx.
still need to put a few more coats of oil than then poly the top, but that's going to take many days of drying.
you can see the punky wood I used, Ill call it distressed. (the top is not attached yet, just put on for pic)
Nice project, that and the bandsaw reindeer kept me busy while I fought the head cold.