This is a flower that I did for myself. It uses 26 different pieces of wood to make up the design. The red is:Nicaraguan redheart, paudouk, )I can't remember the third shade). The white stamen is holly and the stem is walnut. The stem is proud of the background and sand sculpted to give the appearance of depth. The background is figured elm.
This is the end of the plane till where the flower lives. The dovetails are hand cut of course. The flat piece above the planes will eventually hold the longer metal planes. The till is finished with shelac. I prefer the shelac that I make from flakes.
My common name is McKay Sleight. Moku means wood, saku means to make, and sensei is teacher. I taught woodworking for 31 years. I retired in May of 2010. Before teaching, I worked as a mortician, insulation installer and coca cola delivery. I lived in Japan for 2 years and still speak a little after 40 years. I received my masters of education degree in 1984. I have six children, the oldest of which is a Doctor of Nurse practitioner. The second is an amazing young mom that works with handicapped adults. # 3 graduated in radiation technology and has an amazing wife that will put up with him. #4 has one little girl and a cute little boy. #5 is working at two jobs and is going to school for EMT and firefighting. #6 is married, and graduated in 2011 as a med. assistant. She loves her job.