Around late October, I put some time aside from whatever projects are ongoing in the shop to work on treen - woodenware.
As consumers, there is much that you don't know about your favorite woods.
Working directly from the log always offers surprises.
For me cherry is almost the perfect wood.
After tempering the treen is allowed to dry for several days before finishing starts. Finishing begins with cleaning up unfair curves, and rough spots. Sanding with 80 grit, 120 grit and 240 grit sandpaper follow. A final whirl with a sanding mop ( a sort of flap sander in a drill press) acts to polish …