I pulled this nice piece of curly maple from a pile of logs at Alcoma Golf Course in Penn Hills in October of 2008. After I roughed it out it cracked almost in half while it was drying. It was such a nice piece of wood that I didn’t want to waste it, so there it sat in the basement for over a year. Yesterday I took it to the bandsaw and cut it in half. I traced the profile onto a piece of walnut and then cut that out. Tonight I glued it all back together. Hopefully it looks good after I do the final turning. We’ll see…
It’s finished! It turned out pretty good. Now it just has to darken a few shades to match the rest of the furniture. Not sure what the next project will be. Probably a long sofa-back style table for Kristin’s boss, Paul. First I have to clean up the mess I’ve made from this one, and finish a bowl for a customer.
I’ve got most of the tedious sanding done and several coats of polyurethane have been applied. Most of the assembly is done also. I still need to put in the hinges, which are pretty easy to screw up! If all goes well it should be in use by tomorrow. It’s turning out better than I expected. The wood on the top is really pretty. Almost a shame to have to put something on it to cover it up.
We bought a new, fancy, flat screen tv recently and didn’t have anything to put it on, so I’m building a stand for it. I’ve finished most of the hard stuff and dry-fitted it tonight. Here it is so far. It’s all cherry, cherry veneer and the door panels are curly maple. It’s about 2 feet high and about 4 feet long. So far everything is going good.