Up to now I have only made the first section.
I am not sure what sort of top I will make I will have to give it a bit of thought.
This is made from some green Oak kindly given to me by my Nephew Matt.
This piece is 28" long 6" x 6"
I have cut it on the badsaw to 3" x 3" top and 5" x 5" on the bottom.
Note that the blade guide is brought down close to the wood for safety and to support the blade.
For this texturing I am using a 3" chainsaw toothed miny grinder.
Please note whenever I use one of these I always wear a welders glove on my left hand.
I don't know whether it would save me in an emergency but i am sure it would help.
I am always pleased to finish this bit as I don't really like using it.
Always have a spray bottle of water handy when scorching an never use a dust extractor.
A small spark can live for a long time in a dust extractor.
Next i go over it with this wire brush to soften the edges.
For the texturing i will use the Proxone with a chainsaw toothed cutter.
This is more controllable than the mini grinder.
Yellow has been sprayed over the top I always finish with yellow as it seems to liven up the colours.
Lets see what the completed thing looks like.
I have mounted it now on the same pedestal as before as i like the contrast between the colouring and the bare wood.
On one pic it is shown with the middle section and one without as I am not sure yet which is best
I am also tempted to give the top a light scorching but I am not sure.