Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wood Elf day 18, Can we finish now?
After an additional 4 hours of sanding, I now declare she is ready for the finishing part. Cheryl wants me to just stain/ tung oil / linseed oil her up and call it good. However, I have just stained oak before and I did not think it was as great as it could have been. The grain is a problem, and in the case of an entire log like this, the sap wood and the heart wood contrast a little too much. Bottom line I would rather paint her. They painted the old ship figure heads in olden days, so that is what I'm striving for. But enough yap...Here are some close ups of the final figure with out any finish, oil, or paint on her. It kinda makes her look like she is made out of marble. Kinda cool, but eventually the wood will darken over time and lose that white powder look.