Firstly, no-one is obliged to read, learn and inwardly digest this blog. Its there for those who are interested. So no gripeing.
Making a pattern with four overlapping colours was the main challenge on this project. My moment of clarity ( I don’t think atheists have epiphanies) was when I discovered that drawing diagonals across the top allowed me to progress. I made up four full patterns; Sycamore/Ebony, Sycamore/Purpleheart, Pau Amarello/Purpleheart and Pau Amarello/ Ebony. I’ll let the pictures tell most of the story
First cutting strips of the various woods
Then gluing them up
Then cutting across the blocks I had made and flipping every other strip longitudinally to make four indvivdual patterns
Inserting the red lines (finished box separation cut line) where appropriate and gluing up again.
I then glued MDF strips, half a pattern width x pattern height to both sides of each pattern
It is then a simple matter, on each pattern, to cut at 45° from the centre-top of the pattern to each of the two bottom corners (of the MDF strips). These four triangles now fit together to make the ‘net’ board for the box. These were glued up .
I then went through the Ezee Mitre technique to finish the box, missing out step 1 as the base is a pedestal one.
Made from four strips of Ebony mitred to an MDF core. This is covered on the inside of the finished box by a foam base liner and on the very bottom by stick on baize.
Be seeing you
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com