I had enough of the birds-eye maple to make a second book. I wanted to make one a bit smaller. The spines of the books are tiger maple and I wanted a contrasting wood for the pages, Granadillo was handy and I think a fine contrast.
This stuff makes very nice shavings.
I wanted the Granadillo to be embedded back in the spine like a book would be.
I worked on the smaller book first to get the bugs and design changes out of the way before finishing the larger book.
I am thinking on poping the grain with some gel stain and then a good rub down with BLO and a french polish finish. I might try an airbrush technique that I have used before on smaller items.
Here is a video of what I have done so far.
And I have to show this little guy I won off of eBay.
Thank you for your time and leave a comment.Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.