So what can you make with salvaged parquet floor blocks?
This one is not a gift, but it is intended to be a centre piece on the family Christmas-Lunch table.
Here is the rough design of a candle holder I am making for Friday. (inspired by an LJ posting)
The pale sections are parquet blocks, and the pink sections are thin strips of the found wood shown here.
This is my first laminating project so there are a few firsts, and a few lessons learned.
First glue-up of the main body.
Main Body trimmed after first glue-up including trimmed off-cut.
Glue-up of the legs next to the main body’s final glue-up.
Two leg pieces after rough sizing taped together for shaping.
Body piece shaped on bansaw and belt sander.
I got seriously engrossed, so I didn’t take any more pictures of the project in progress, so look for the final product as a project in a couple of days.
1. Wet glue is slippery, and laminations tend to slide while clamping.
2. Find some way of keeping the alignment while clamping.
3. Do NOT cut to final size before glue-up as you will probably have to trim off some misalignment.
4. Off-cuts can be good projects in their own right.
Oh, and just by the way:
That trimmed off-cut in the second photo makes an awesome book mark. A little sanding and a coat of penetrating wax, and I have a few extra brownie points with the loml.
-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.