|Left to right: African Paduak, Goncalo Alves, and Spanish Cedar|
I bought the Walnut for the table I've been commissioned to do, the one that will utilize the piece of marble from my clients great-grandfather. This table will be a very traditional design and construction. I suppose I could plagiarize Charles Dickens and call the next projects a Tale of Two Tables! In addition to the traditional table, I'm also working on a set of three, contemporary style tables for us. They're the ones I bought the Zebrawood for. Having a slight problem with the Zebrawood panels that's probably caused by our low (less than 10%) humidity -- they're splitting across the width and cupping rather badly. It's time for winding sticks and a smoothing plane to tame that. Well, that's the project update for now. Back to the shop before it's 100+ degrees in there which is my official get out and take a siesta temperature.