If you are addicted to this site like me you probaly did not miss this post.
Sam Sakouri was kind enough to share this post with us on making ovals. There was some great discussion as well as a lengthy explanation from Sandy; ( an MIT Graduate. ) Some people are too smart LOL….
Therefore, I decided to put a small curve on the end of the Entertainment center and figured it was a perfect time to give Sam’s formula a go. I sure didn’t want to mess this top up being it was 2 inches thick and 80 inches long. It worked perfectly or at least that’s what Blondie tells me. She likes the soft curve on the top. This should match the floating glass top idea from Lumberjock Storemore http://lumberjocks.com/projects/41018
I then proceeded to flatten the panel with my Jack Plane and now have it sanded to 150 grit, both sides. ( I cheated a little on the bottom of the top, being we won’t see much of it. ) I had the color picked out for the top but after watching a Woodwhisper video and using a color recommended by a fellow wood-worker I need to try a new mix some up with some of my dye’s … It had an orange and some yellow mix into it and it look great.
Once I have the color figured out this weekend I can mix up the West System Epoxy and add some dye to it and fill in all those great knot-holes on the top. Rob, from Tule peak Timber has been guiding me to take wood to the next level and using dyes and epoxies.
This weekend I hope to get the 2 book matched doors mounted and the drawer installed as well. I finished sanded the doors to 320 thus far. I will be starting on the base this weekend as well.
Just a quick hello to my buddies on here, and thx for taking the time to help and read this blog the encouraging comments from everyone.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"