|Project by triviasteve||posted 06-17-2014 06:41 AM||1592 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
And yet another project for the Christmas craft show… I have 10 of these cut out now… just need to finish sanding them and then get them assembled and then I’ll have a little forest…
These are made from 1/4” oak plywood and 3/8” dowel rods with 1/8” dowel rod pins acting as spacers. I was able to cut out 10 of these from one 4×8 sheet of plywood (considering I thought I could only get 8…). All cuts with a #5 spiral blade (which really does a good job hogging through the plywood, although the finished cut definitely needs to be sanded). I was able to stack cut three of the branches at a time for the set of 10 that I did… this one was the prototype and each branch was cut individually. The prototype took about 3 hours to make, and I think I was able to cut the time in half by stack cutting.
With the exception of the top branches, there are 3 branches per section.
It’s pretty tricky drilling the holes for the 1/8” dowels (I’m going to have to come up with a jig and a slightly larger drill bit), as the 1/8” dowels are slightly larger than the 1/8” hole.
There are no interior cuts with this project, so it goes by pretty quickly.
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