In Reply to: Wood looks a little rough posted by keith on November 04, 1999 at 10:25:22:
What you're seeing is more an artifact of the digital image... it was downsized a bit, so you get an aliasing artifact along lines running at angles.
The rosewood used is a highly machinable wood, it takes an edge real well and has almost no distinguishable grain (except visually). All surfaces were polished down beyond #320 and have three coats of tung oil; it could use one or two more light coats.
The (oak) dowels are completely unfinished, and I intend to dye them black or try to color-match them to the rosewood. I'm looking for maple dowels as they would have a tighter grain and would be less work to get finished nicely.
The block o' wood that sits underneath is pretty raw, but it is sanded to be very smooth. The felt pads were just thrown on. I've found some heavier felt, pre-cut, pads that would look a bit nicer and work just as well.
If you'd like, I can try and shoot some close ups and post them in raw form to the website. They tend to be big (1024x769), and there will be some aliasing artifacts, but not as severe.
I appreciate your feedback... always looking for ways to improve my work.