Been a while since I've posted anything, mainly from doing home renovation.
I have had this board of oak for some time, always with a mind to making a coffee table when I moved into my house. Anyway heres a few wip pics.
Start with a rough board, and cut to length for the top, legs, and rails.
I did toy with the idea of leaving the wane on but would be left with rough edges, so with my 2yr old running about (and another due in june) I thought not.
This board still has plenty of character, with some large splits to deal with.
Better start stiching...
Now to stablise the splits using west's system epoxy resin.
I need to stand over this and prick all the air bubbles coming up, and then re-pour the voids left behind.
You have a window of about 20 mins so make sure you have enough to re-fill any voids.
Onto the base..
Need to sand off all the excess resin now, so started with a 40g brilliant.
Then worked up to 240g Granat.
Then on to polishing, hard wax oil...of course.
The resin looks a bit cloudy here, but is quite clear in the flesh.
Close up of the hand-cut butterfly key.
I think I will get some studio shots done at some point then get these pic's up on my website. Thanks for looking.