A Little Break From Normal...
Normal for me, that is.
Taking a break from a gun cabinet build for son. Getting bored.
Brother in WY cut a huge sage brush and gave me a a couple 5' pieces of the thickest parts. About 3"-4" thick.
Stripped it down to the sound woody part. Geeze, what a mess that was/is.
Cutting oysters from it to cover a box. It's really twisted and crooked. Getting semi-consistent thicknesses is a challenge. But, the growth rings and shapes of the oysters is really interesting. Don't know yet what it''ll look like with a coat of clear finish. Might need to stain it a bit.
The plan is to cut some poplar to 7" width and long enough to make a box 8" long and 5" in width and height.
Then glue on the oysters. Have to build a router planing sled to level them all out. After they are level, I'll fill in all the gaps with turquoise and epoxy. Then, cut it to final size for the box.
I think it's going to be fun, and that's what it's all about, right?
At least it ain't boring, yet.
Progress pics tomorrow....maybe.
'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton
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