|Project by Hutch||posted 08-12-2014 05:02 PM||553 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I needed a new display for safety eyewear and wanted it to look industrial. I’ve used aluminum extrusions before and thought this would be an easy way to make the frame. I fit a piece of 1/4” walnut ply into the groove and purchased some 3/4” square aluminum tubing and fit a piece of 5/8 by 5/8 walnut into the 5” pieces that I sanded to give a brushed aluminum look. I used a hanger bolt to attach the walnut to the locknut in the extrusion. The rods are 1/4” steel polished with 600 grit wet/dry paper and a clear coat of lacquer. I realize that this isn’t completely fine woodworking, but it was fun and I did use my handplane to fine tune the fit of the walnut to fit in the tubing and I really like the contrast of the dark walnut with the aluminum.
-- Hutch ... Montana