I enjoy doing wood sculpting and decided to give it a go for making sculpted legs for a end table I wanted to build. The shaping is done with a 4″ right angle grinder with a flap disk, a Foredom electric carver, a random orbit sander and an outrageous amount of hand sanding.
I didn’t think it was humanly possible to create so much sawdust with such a small table. I have never seen my shop so dirty and layered with dust as it was during the shaping and grinding. I had just bought a Triton Air Shield Pro and I think it saved my lungs.
The legs are Sapele and the aprons and top are spalted oak from trees knocked down during hurricane Katrina in August 2005. I finished it with boiled linseed oil, sprayed lacquer and then fine sanded with 1200 grit paper before applying Briwax.