Tracking showed the new wheel at our local post office this morning. When travelling back home from the morning grand kids deliveries, they were still loading their vehicles at the post office and in I popped to save Ian a trip down our long gravel drive. Really, the goal was to unpack and begin to stain her.
Safely tucked behind the driver’s seat for the way home.
The package was opened, counted, spread out on old feed sacks and paper. The oil and stain mix was made, gloves on, and staining commenced. This shows the wheel unstained next to the already stained pieces.
One coat down and drying, but I think it needs a darker tint, so after grands are turned over to one of their parents, a trip to Lowe’s is in order to pick up something a bit darker to tint the mix. This is Red Chestnut and Colonial Maple mixed with Tung Oil and Turpentine. The current color appeals to me, but if the wheel is going to go with me to Smithfield House, it needs to be a bit more brown and darker. The dilemma for this afternoon. Maybe the spinner friends on Facebook can weigh in.
Tomorrow it will be coated again and allowed to dry then the assembly process kicks in and a good coat of Beeswax polish applied.