Keep on wondering?!. Where am I now on woodwork? Lot of projects but only beginning.
Yes, as a hobbiest I am not particular in finishing a project. When I see something in my workshop, my mind will think of something else. The results are these: (Please note that they are not finished yet that is why you won’t see it in the projects.
I experimented on using the old method of sawing pieces using miter boxes as guides. After a while… I have these…. You can see some nails standing as the limiting guides for the length. This will prevent from using pencil line for guide that is time consuming.
My 60×30 degree miter box. This is the one I used most of the time.
And these… varies in making the stars, 45 degrees and many more.
5 pieces of them with different cut…. how many were scrapped… nevermind because these are made to last only for a hundred cuts if you are careful.
And the timbers, woodstrips, lumber… no matter how you call it, they are scrapped wood being recycled. All the woods I am using are made of offcuts, old recycled and some off-cuts.
You can see that I have no more ebony—Philippine KAMAGONG. The black colored wood that is so versatile and strong. I have to resharpen my backsaw as this is really hard to cut.
From these: I have these….
Plenty on my mind to do with these. What ever I can do with the combination of colors and the shape will now create shape. For example…
and many others…
Allow me to minimize my captions by just giving the highlights only
The cubixes…tumbling blocks —a never ending challenge to make…..
The netted boxes
This a huge box created from a two tone version of cubix with a top that will match the sides’ motif.
The lace ribbon folded in diagonal weave
I have experimented a design like this…
The 4 pointed stars from rhombus.
The MOBIUS Triangle
The plan is to make a hexabox with tilting joint to prove that all joints can be done side to side.
The table cloth
This is elevated strips of wood cut into rhombus. A difficult situation where you have to sand perfectly before assembly. Carefully glued together avoiding much smear because there is no way to sand it again due to the elevated stripes belt. I took this close-up to show the elevated part of the wood strips.
The problem with me… I always start the design and do the assembly of the board. I have no intention in making boxes out of them. I let it stay for a while. Time will come that I will go back to this work and finish them to a functional boxes. I just share these boards to let my buddies that I am still into woodwork. The evidences like photos are there for you to enjoy. Glad to hear from everyone who has some critics and suggestions that will improve the…
Hope you enjoy these boards who are just waiting to become some boxes in the future….