Well the top pattern was successful and now I have this board
which I need to attach the black, outside layer to. The finally visible pattern part of this board is, with the board flat like this, a square of 116 mm sides. So I cut a piece of 18 mm MDF to this size.
The arc patterns emerge out of this area mid-way along each side and the three arcs total 24mm wide. So I marked 24 mm midway along each side of the square.
These marks, when aligned with the arcs on all four sides place the square exactly in place.
The square should be double sided taped to the pattern. With the sort of tape that has a low tack side (to the pattern) and a high tack side (to the square). I have already cut the 3 mm black board I showed in part one into the four required pieces. Now I can start placing them and gluing them down.
I place a ruler along one side of the square and the first piece alongside both, so
and glue it down. This is a dry run as I’ve not decided on the glue yet. Either viscous CA or Polyeurethane. I need to experiment first, which I will do outside this blog. I move the ruler to the next side, so
place the next side and so on until all four are placed.
The square can then be removed to check the alignment.
That’s it for now. Once I’ve got these glued down I’ll show trim up of the board and a trick to keep it all together whilst its mitred. Next time
Be seeing you.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com