This post is a little different from previous but I’ve been working on this project for about a month now and it is finally finished.
We ventured out into the North Carolina countryside to visit Kyle, a one-man lumberyard. Kyle cuts log slabs for a living and does a good business, that’s him on the left. I’m looking for a piece to make a dining room table.
Here is our piece… Ambrosia Maple, just lovely…
The log slab is sawed in-half, glued and book-match together, then cut to size and planed down to about two-inches thick.
Next i had to repair a small crack with what’s known in the wood-working circles as a dove-tail, dutchman, or bow-tie spline. This took a little practice due to the delicate inlay and chisel.
Sanding – 80 grit, 120, 220, very time consuming but you want it smooth as an egg shell.
Building the leg base …
Next, three coats of oil-based polyurethane, no stain, sanding with 320 grit in-between each coat.
Up-close view of the Bow-tie inlays.
The finished product… Ready for dancing ;)