Muppets do woodwork #4: 2 steps forward, 2 steps backward

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Blog entry by KnickKnack posted 07-12-2011 07:02 PM 1253 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Thor was OK – too much cgi and not enough acting for my taste. That and the theatre was hot, and it was too loud. Anyways we stayed in town last night, did a whole bunch of shopping, so I only got into the “shop” at about 3, so not much could be done.
But, no matter, there’s not much left to do.
First I checked if any of my existing handles would hack it…

This one of oak (yet to be fumed) and ash…

I actually quite like that – it stands above the box, thus leaving more pattern visible. But it’s a bit “rounded” for this very angular box.

This one of ash…

Quite like that – has potential, but the angle should be 45.

So I decide to make something like that, but in the Jatoba to contrast with the ash.
Hack off a small piece…

Several hours of sanding later, and there’s a really nice handle – angles in 2 planes…

I put it on the box, having washed it in white spirit to try and get it closer to the final colour…

I have my drill in my hand to drill dowel holes, and then I stop.
It’s a nice handle, but, somehow, for some reason, it just isn’t quite right. The top is going to take on some amazing colours, towards the dark end of life, and I don’t think the contrast between the red of the Jatoba and that dark ash is going to work. If the ash were plain and light I’d think we’d have lift off, but here, well, I’m not quite sure.

I have a lot of time and energy invested so far in this project, so I decide on sleep on it.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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