|Two strips, both walnut|
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
It's hard to imagine that I'll ever sell anything to a buyer that's farther away than this. From Wisconsin to Woodville South, Australia, this knife strip is traveling over 9,900 miles to its destination. What a world we live in, eh?
More pics after the jump:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
|Ash, cork, and 12 mm dice|
I have a gallery of small rectangular dice trays here,
I have them for sale here.
More pics after the jump.
Monday, August 29, 2016
|Sorry, not a great picture|
Sitka spruce is kind of uncommon in the Midwest. It's fairly common in the Pacific Northwest. The wood is light, 27 lbs/cubic foot (compared with 44 lbs/cubic foot for red oak). It's pretty soft too, with a Janka hardness of 510 lbf (compared with 1,220 lbf for red oak). That means its about 61% as heavy as red oak, and less than half has hard.
It, like pine, is described as being difficult to stain. The grain structure lends itself to blotchiness, apparently. Luckily, I have no intention of staining this piece.
Now the trick will be finding spruce in non-live-edge-slab-form...
Monday, August 15, 2016
One's still available (just in case you're interested) on the Etsy store.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
I made a rustic crate. It's basically just a box. But, we wanted it stained darker rather than the bright yellowish color of pine. So, off to General Finishes we go and to their swatches. We opted for an oil-based liquid stain, specifically Spiced Walnut Oil Stain. After the jump are some pictures of how it turns out on pine.
Friday, July 29, 2016
|Maple with cork lining|
As always, they are available on Etsy.
Octagon (domestic hardwoods)
Octagon (exotic hardwoods)