I decided to make a realistic work in converting scalenes to create a spiral design from a hexagon origin. At first I was thinking of the difficulty I will be facing in constructing it. Take a good look of following designs:
THE DIFFERENT COLOR AND BIGGER TRIANGULATIONS.
THE BLACKHOLE—The black and white in smaller strips
In a way, it looks easy to construct however, creating the acute angle of less 5 deg is difficult. Here are the steps I made:
STEP 1 – Make a hexagonal rod…. About 3” in length and 5/8 in diameter.
STEP 2 – Make a triangular rod to suit accordingly. Cut into pieces of 1-1/2”. At this point, you must be careful in cutting avoiding the tearing of the wedge like pieces.
STEP 3 – Glue up using a masking tape… There is no way to clamp this pieces because it is inclined and will just slip to one side.
STEP 4 – Plane then file to rich the exact width and carefully measuring the angle of 60 degree each corner.
I repeated Step 2 to 4 up to 9 levels. Here is the reality:
STEP 5 – I continued doing the step 2 to 4 everytime a layer is added but this time, it is quite easier to cut because I can use my miter saw for cutting the sides. The difficulty now is cutting the wedges since the sides are becoming longer.
After 12 layers, It is now about 4” side to side. Here is how it looks:
Here is the flipside where you can see the hexagonal rod
Until now I dont have any idea what it will be. If I will continue adding more layers, it would be very heavy because I use all really hardwood on this project. Though these are all scraps, recycled and cut-offs, I have to select the best closed grain kind of wood.
Red and brown are IPIL, NARRA …
TAN or YELLOW BROWN—MOLAVE
BLACK – KAMAGONG…
WHITE .. I have no idea. I pick this up in the trash at the office from an OLD NAMPLATE STAND.
IF ANYONE WILL SAY THAT IT WILL BE A CUTTING BOARD… i DONT WANT IT TO BE.
IF I WILL SLICE IT AND MAKE A COASTER.. My wife want it that way.. Or just a paper weight.
JUST WAIT and SEE…. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEST FOR IT.