|Project by LeTurbo||posted 07-17-2014 02:05 AM||1644 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
It’ll have to be in a museum. I just felt like making something really old-fashioned. But there was another thought too: whenever I go into antique shops, they have a display cabinet with a sign that says, “Not for Sale”. By my reasoning, that means they’re asked for these quite a lot.
Most of it was done by hand – I just used the table saw to cut slots for the glass and to do the cove on the pediment. Oh, and the bandsaw for the base. Otherwise, it was a delight of hand saws, hand planes, chisels and spokeshaves. Even my Dad’s old egg-beater drill (there’s nothing to beat it at 2mm pilot holes for finicky brass screws).
The wood is just plain old meranti, or Philipine mahogany. Not even the best quality at that, but the thing I love about woodworking is that it’s possible to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.
Thanks for looking!