It started out decadently with cake for breakfast (the spoils of a wonderful evening, beautifully reviewed here) and with an early start at the workshop. I am currently working on a wine rack; an original design made with Scottish oak and finished with shellac and wax. The parts have all been cut, shaped, sanded and the finish applied. I naively thought I would have it all together by this afternoon and have the opportunity to squeeze in some admin days before the weekend! Initial break-out on the saw ruined this plan immediately and then my own foolish ambitions completed the derailment. The foolishness was a simple desire to add some sycamore detail which just ended up taking much longer than imagined - though I must admit to rather liking said detail.
Maybe a Friday finish is a little more achievable!
The work in progress:
All the pieces waiting on their second coat of shellac
Two strengthening keys. to prevent the natural cracks* spreading.
My favorite workshop fallback! Hard waxes. So much fun to colour mix. So useful for blending and making repairs. Plus they just look pretty!**
and just because it made me smile...
with thanks to A Punch of Color for this photo
* these can occur due to drying the timber out too quickly or just natural shakes in the wood.
** I think they need a post of their own!