I rubbed out the spider table this afternoon, gave it a coat of wax and re-attached the top. The top is flatter than it was before, but not as flat as it should be. But with several coats of linseed oil to bring out the figure, and a topcoat of clear shellac tinted with a touch of garnet, I think it looks presentable. Up close there are still some scars from wear and tear — and some stupid mistakes when I made this a zillion hears ago as a young, clueless woodworker. Now that I’m an old, clueless woodworker I’m sure I’d have much more interesting mistakes to talk about.
I wanted to draw this up with the legs splayed at a 45 degree angle, then I had another idea for a spiderweb inlay, then I got distracted by something else. Story of my life. Welcome to “McGlynn on Being Distracted”.