# PARABOLIC DESIGN

 Blog series by BertFlores58 updated 03-07-2011 05:05 PM 4 parts 7883 reads 31 comments total

## Part 1: Ellipse formed from a Parabola

02-23-2011 05:01 AM by | 9 comments »

A section cut from a conical solid along the vertical axis will give us a parabola. I don’t want to explain much on how it constructed however this parabola can be cut using straight line cuts. On sketch up, it looks like this - From the looks on the drawing… a lot of planning came up with the following questions as my guide: 1. What wood should I use? At first, I was about to use a plywood with flats be covered with veneer of two different wood color however, the ven...

## Part 2: The hardest part!!!

02-28-2011 05:56 PM by | 5 comments »

How will I level up after glue up? The glue on the ellipse is done and I am quite satisfied. I expect to have more gaps however was corrected and repaired by cutting and regluing. I was hesitant to plane it with my portable Makita but I just thought if it will be destroyed then I give up. It was the right time that I have good control of my hand. So it turned out good after planing… A belt sander had helped a lot in making the final thickness. I had reduce the thickness...

## Part 3: The ultimate solution: Cut by Chisel.

03-05-2011 06:16 AM by | 6 comments »

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 ...

## Part 4: I finally made it!

03-07-2011 05:05 PM by | 11 comments »

Here is now the final cut of the 7 point parabolic design: I am not considering this finished… what about the sides? Thinking that 4 sides that has to be made into a box.. Probably, I just wait for somebody who could do this dream to be a reality. At least, I am happy now that I have created this design into flesh. Are there any suggestions from anyone to make a side out of plain wood. What about a candle tray (Sheila is expert on this)? I just put a simple bowl...

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