Wall Shelf Finished

It took a little longer than I thought it would, but I got the shelf finished up today and it is ready to hang up.  I just have to find the perfect spot for it.  The wood burning was an interesting process, I needed to keep a steady hand and not linger on any spot too long.  In the future I think I would use a larger torch to speed things up, but then I might lose some control over the process.  I like the beeswax finish and experimented with a few ways to apply it, involving the torch, an iron, and the oven broiler.  In the end I like the way it all turned out.  I would like to try some more steam bending in the future, but I will need to build myself a steam box to make things run a bit smoother.

Next I am moving on to a computer table I started about a month ago.  The legs are roughed out, now I just need a few days in the shop to make the aprons, stretchers, and top to finish it off.

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