How will I do the parabolic corner?
The parabolic corner is compose of 28 pcs at alternate colors. In sketchup it will be like this….
Since the center ellipse is done and to be the basis where the parabolic lines emanates then I have drawn the lines in a wooden board as guide line. Without this I will be lost. There is no way to paste the pattern directly on the wood because the pieces has to be flipped before is located.
The world of machines will never do the trick here. I had thought of every idea how to cut the pieces. The ultimate way is to use the handtools for greater control. Precise cutting is just like making dovetail. So what l did is this….
- cutting pieces
A vertical clamped on vise had helped me to hold the small piece.
......by backsaw… (the backsaw given by Philly Edwards).
The cutting could not be precised without a guideline…. Here is how I use the board…
The use of CHISEL is the most useful way that I realized. A saw cannot cut paperlike thick or a hairline. Unlike the chisel, as long as it is sharp, sanding and filing will not also help in this situation. There is no room for holding the piece. The small pieces are glued per group then a masking tape wil hold as clamped. When glue is dry, I have to precisely cut the pieces by a chisel then check the allignment on the board pattern.
FINALLY… after cleaning and a lot of patience… I had finished one corner and other portion….
After cutting and cleaning the top but not sanded yet….
Here is the latest pictures as of Saturday 1800h 5 March….
and the flipside…
Till next time…..