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So, thanks to Schroeder, I'm back. It's the first major woodworking project since the accident. I can honestly say that turning the table saw back on was an exercise in willpower. Anyhoo, I think it looks pretty good. It's my own design (basically an inverted version of Schroeder's). The finish is Danish oil - Red Mahogany. It gives it a nice, rich, look with just a hint of red. The wood is quartersawn white oak that I had earmarked for the night stands (the project I was working on during the accident). I'll get back to that after I knock out some smaller projects and get my courage back up. I hung it with a french cleat so it's easy to take off the wall. I think I'm done in the living room for a while. Next stop, Kim's frame for the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival to hang over the piano. I'm going to use Dan's design since it's the right proportions for an 18" x 24" poster. BTW, I also painted the stuff above the mantel too.

Sorry to gross anyone out, but I posted a pic of my missing and scarred digits to incentivize everyone to use their splitters. I just finished my third, and hopefully last, surgery last week to release the index finger's tendon from scar tissue.

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How do you know if has a hint of red?

Nice job. I'll do one for the "new" house.
 

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different design well done
 

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glad you are doing better…great job…
 

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Nice mantel. Hope the fingers get mended quickly. OUCH, reminds me of my accident over 30 years ago.
 

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Mantle looks great.

Kudos for "getting back on the horse"...
 
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