|Well, here it is!|
Hopefully I haven't bored too many of you with the agonizingly slow progress and the numerous posts about this carving. It's been quite an undertaking but, just like when I first started running those 50 mile mountain races, now that it's done I'm ready for the next one! Just the challenge of attempting something that has the likelihood of giving you some problems; that's the appeal. Of course I could pick this apart but I'll keep that to myself. The top of the cabinet is about 7' from the ground so when you view the panel from "ground level" you don't see the shims and top piece. It appears to just float in the opening. Painting it to match the cabinets was a good call on Diane's part. She mentioned that it has the appearance of a marble fresco you might find in an older place.
|Finished with a Smooth Plane|
The last bit of traditional woodwork was to plane the back. Yes, if any of my former students are reading this I do finish the backs of projects. That used to be a lively topic in my teaching days, why sand the back -- nobodies going to see it?
My standard reply was that you'd always know!