Saturday, January 15, 2011
Tangent SPL1s in crotch figured walnut veneer.
This was very difficult to work with. Crotch figured means from the Y where 2 branches intersect. There are knots, and everything was very brittle and bumpy. If I look at them, bits crack off. I've glued all kinds of little pieces back, and they have stabilized after 3 days. The veneer also varies in density, some sections don't absorb any oil. I am not a fine woodworker, and there is lots to criticise, but every project seems to be better than the last, so I'm happy. These are going to a long time friend of the blog, the final piece in a complex trade.