I’m going to divide this post into two sections because I have been working on two different pieces for this series simultaneously. First is Uprooted 2:
Uprooted 2: Big Ugly
I will be finishing this piece off while I’m here. On day 4 I had figured out the position of the tendrils. Since then I have had to move my sanding operations inside as it got cold and rainy at the end of last week.
I did get the remainder of it sanded the holes drilled for the beaded tendrils and today I put a coat of walnut oil on it for finishing. I have also added the first larger bead detail within a space in the root where I removed a large part that had been burnt or charred at some point.
Before Walnut oil
After Walnut Oil
Uprooted 3: Growth
I'm not sure if I'll get this piece done in the next 3 days or not. It's got a lot of detailed sanding to it, and I'm only half done with the second tendril. I imagine this piece will have 4 + tendrils on it, so I'm working diligently. I hope to at least have all of the sanding done and be ready to apply the walnut oil and wax to it for the reception on Thursday night.