LumberJocks

Fibonacci Mosaic box #2: Pattern glue-up and ideas for experimentation

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 215 days ago 1173 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Design and piece cutting Part 2 of Fibonacci Mosaic box series Part 3: The best laid plans of mice and men »

I left you with this

All the pattern pieces neatly laid out. Now to get them glued down to make a board. The first thing I did was make a black and white outline print of the design. Taped it to my cutting mat and taped some clear library film (sticky side up) over the print. This allows me to build up a fixed pattern which can be glued to a board in one go. Here’s a couple of shots of the progress

outer and some of the next ring (Yew) pieces stuck down to the film from the original layout

inverting the pieces as I went. This is fine for all the pieces. The only thing is the central, Ebony, piece should be four quadrants, not one whole circle. Simple to correct. I drilled a hole in a piece of MDF to accommodate the circular die, tightly. A smaller hole drilled on the rear to allow for the finished item to be released from this jig. With this in place I set the table saw to saw through the middle of the circle (2 mm wide blade) almost all the way through.

and here’s the result

Its a simple matter to use a screwdriver blade to rotate the die by 90° for the second cut

With that done you just saw through the jig again.

Then push the piece out using the hole on the reverse of the jig giving this.

These four quadrants are kept together like this for easier placing in the pattern, again inverted.

After gluing this completed pattern to the 3 mm Birch ply base board (using a veneer press) this is the result.

This is the resin and dye I’ll be using for the ‘grout’

Now the trepidation sets in. This is a pretty little board and I’d hate to ruin it because I hadn’t got the grouting technique off pat. I will be experimenting with the technique. So I’ve dug out the box containing some of the spare pattern pieces from ‘Octagons Don’t Tessellate’ and ‘Are We Having Fun Yet’

I’ll be making some test patterns, some possible examples are

Again I’ll be gluing these to 3 mm Birch ply (I won’t bore you with that bit) and in the next blog I’ll be experimenting with the ‘grout’.

Be seeing you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



8 comments so far

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7212 posts in 1426 days


#1 posted 215 days ago

This is awesome! I really can’t wait to see the next step. Looks pretty darn amazing so far! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

View cathyb's profile

cathyb

757 posts in 1750 days


#2 posted 215 days ago

This is mind-blowing to me. My goodness. I am so impressed by your tenacity and techniques WOW!

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

View Gene Howe's profile

Gene Howe

4813 posts in 1935 days


#3 posted 215 days ago

Your creativity in design and in use of tools is awesome!
this thread/ blog gets favorited right now.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

View littlecope's profile

littlecope

2785 posts in 2008 days


#4 posted 214 days ago

”Simple to correct.”… Simple for you perhaps Martyn! Nicely done!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

3104 posts in 914 days


#5 posted 214 days ago

It amazes me how you design and “build” up these boxes. To call them precise is an understatement. Love the blog!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View Roger's profile

Roger

13076 posts in 1310 days


#6 posted 214 days ago

Wow, Martyn. I can’t hardly keep track of 4 or 6 pieces for a project. This blows my mind.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View SPalm's profile

SPalm

4624 posts in 2388 days


#7 posted 214 days ago

Sweet.
This is fun to watch you think and experiment.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View sras's profile

sras

3615 posts in 1635 days


#8 posted 213 days ago

Another treat to be able to follow along!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase