Laurin C Guthrie Artworks

Category: Wood


So, it isn’t completely polished and done, I had a little too much extra material on the sides to sand off, so I need to either rig up some system to get it on the table or bandsaw, or create a set up for the router, or handsaw the excess off before I can sand and apply finish. BUT, it’s mostly done. And it works, which is awesomely exciting to me. Basically, it’s set up using the mechanism for the child’s toy, the Jacob’s Ladder, so that it can be used either as an end table, or a coffee table. Sorry for the low quality of the photos, they’re from my phone. I’ll post better ones once it’s completely finished.

Materials are maple and polyester. I’m thinking of finishing it with beeswax (Feed’n Wax) or castille soap (Dr. Bronner’s) to avoid all the gross chemicals, but I want to do a couple test pieces to make sure they won’t yellow the wood too much.

I won’t be able to work on it until late January when the next semester starts because the wood shops are closed over break and I don’t own any tools of my own, but I’ll try to get it done asap and get it photographed and posted.


Some Phone Shots

Here are a few shots I took with my phone of recent work. Sorry they aren’t the best! I’m planning to borrow a camera in the next couple of weeks and get good shots of everything I’ve been working on, so I’ll post more images as soon as I can!

This is one of the block-printed pieces I did for my intro class. I have another one, too. I’ll get images of both of them up asap.

This is my latest weaving still on the loom. It doesn’t translate at all to the finished piece, but I couldn’t get any decent photos the way I had it installed for critique, so I’ll have to rehang and reshoot it.

These are some pictures of the bandsaw box I made for my furniture class before I stained it with a natural stain made from blackberries, and sealed it with a natural wood treatment I make with beeswax and walnut oil. I’ll get pictures of it with the stain up soon. It’s this great bright¬†fuchsia¬†color, much pinker than I had expected. But that’s what makes natural dyes so much fun to work with.