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WillyCamaro wrote:Man alive, that is a seriously beautiful peace of woodwork 94. Heck all your pieces are great!
I sure miss doing woodworking! To turn a plain piece of yeller pine into a work of art such as this, really makes a persons day. Especially from a person that understands how much heart and soul goes into your work. Again great job!
I can honestly say, comparing your work to the "Masters" (George Vondriska/Woodworks Guild of America, Wood Mag, Fine Woodworking, ect) that you are right up there, from the photos you've posted. Very hard to get a finish as evenly as you have done on this one. Your end-grain matches perfectly. End grain transitions into long/edge grain is simply stunning! Your edge joints are extremely well matching, some angles you can't even tell they are there, and if you do see one (very very faint) the coloration matches wonderfully.
What did you do to treat the end grain? I know in my few projects working with yellow/white pine is that it is a real bugger for soaking up stain. I tried Varithane wood treatment, it worked ok for me, just finiky to get timing right. Other then that great job again!
cudgee wrote:Mate, that work is absolutely fantastic. I am in complete awe of people who can do any sort of work with their hands, wood, leather, metal work anything like that. Your skill and knowledge of being able to work with wood is something to behold, well done.