Hello again. The glue-up went well. So did the cleanup and sizing of the smaller squares. So I decided to try a dry run of a patch of the snakes pattern. Sawed up 1/6th of my stock netting 15 large squares and 14 small (7 x walnut, 7 x maple). Played around a bit and this is the result.
Some of the maple wasn’t the lightest in the world and I hope the contrast holds when its finished.
Patterns in the layout have emerged which should make things easier come glue-up time, such as every large square having dark or light triangles going in the same direction and the small squares alternating light and dark. Looks like it will be a rectangular glue-up with a minimal loss of pattern at the edges. Fingers crossed. Its a holiday here today so I’m off to do some more. See ya.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com