|Project by KnickKnack||posted 04-18-2014 09:51 AM||1626 views||13 times favorited||17 comments|
I seem to move from one obsession to another – at the moment, I’m fascinated by triangles – and this is the latest (publishable) result.
Take plank of wood – in this case ash.
Chop into 2 planks.
Chop each of those along the diagonal to make 2 triangles.
“Bend” the triangles.
How hard could that be?
Well, for me, that all proved quite challenging – there’s a “how square is square” forum thread going on elsewhere – what I learned is that only square is actually square – the slightest fraction of non-square and things just don’t join together properly.
I realised from the very inception of this design that there are some potentially serious wood movement issues here, and I resisted making it for a long time. But, in the end, I figured I’d give it a go – the worst that can happen is that it falls apart. It’s not very big, which helps. And everything is joined together with some serious splines – full-length, double, 6mm beech splines that were a snug fit. The hat wouldn’t put them together, and only one needed a bit of mallet tapping.
Time will tell.
Ash with rottenstone highlights.
Top is 23cm, or 36cm, or 41cm, depending where you measure, 26cm high.
Finish with Linseed oil followed by Danish oil.
(In case anyone is following – “Disturbia II” is proving to be so disturbing that I can only work on it for about 10 minutes at a time before my head starts to hurt and I have to put it back in a box.)
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