I never know where my daily compass is going to take me, but today was a fun one finishing up a crafty-wafty project. The wind has died down so I took advantage of being outside and enjoying the nice weather.
A few days ago I cut oak slices from branches saved from the arborists cleaning up the oaks a few months ago. They made a pile in the corner of the yard for saving. Today the sander got out of hiding for a little elbow grease work and then oil finished the cuts off for a small appetizer tray.
I love these! Super heavy because they are oak and because it is such a great wood, I can also use them as a small cutting board which will help on days of picnics and the venturing to concerts in the park next summer. Small enough to fit into a backpack.
I know there are those out there that are saying Jeeezzzz its only a slice and dice deal, easy peasy, but the wood was so hard, I went through a few blades and it became a monster to cut. But when I found the way… I was into it.
*Can’t believe I did it…my neck hurts from the sander. Ughghg*
The only thing left for me to do on them is to wood-burn a little doodad into them… something, I dunno yet, but something.
Til next time…