The second table is finished. I'm going to take a break for a bit now, till after my trip to Tucson, probably.
Here is a look at this oddly made little table, a garage sale find for $5. It is homemade, circa WWII. The legs originally folded up so that the owner could take it with him from place to place. At some point the little shelf was added, so now nails would have to be pulled out to fold it up.
When I got it, it was painted plain white and a child ha scribbled all over it with a pencil. Then I got hold of it, and look what I've done. (If the child had done this, I'm guessing (s)he would have been in big trouble!!!)
The table top
These are close details of the ends or sides taken before the finish was applied. They don't have the mice shine, but the view of the figures is good, so I included them.
Bison on one side
Bison, symbol for "home," symbol for four directions.
The other end of the table
Petroglyph people (Hunting party)
I really enjoyed this one. Researching the petroglyph figures and symbols was interesting and gave me ideas for this, as well as other future projects. I also talked with some friends in town yesterday, and they encouraged me to frequent garage sales for tables, chests, chairs, any wooden pieces to refinish, and when I get tired of finding room in my place for them .... sell them! Perhaps. It's an interesting idea, anyway.