|Project by KnickKnack||posted 08-30-2014 11:38 AM||1668 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Most of the “work” I’m doing these days is experimental and never gets to see the light of day, let alone become a project worthy of posting to lumberjocks – a way of joining wood here, an intersection there, a stress test on a joint.
This project involves several things I wanted to try out, and I’ve managed to make something useful which was on a list as well – so many birds with a single project!
I was toying with the idea of making a full-blown table based on broken barbeque sticks, so that idea’s in here.
I was wondering how easy it was to “drop” a piece of wood onto the router to “round off” the edges of a through and through hole – that’s here.
I’d wanted to try the “rounded edges onto an angled end-grain end” – have 2 of them in here.
And how good a transition I could get between veneer and base-wood, and what it might look like.
It was all pretty intricate to make – there are a lot of (broken) sticks involved, and I didn’t want to be having to remove glue from impossible to reach places – so all sticks were applied downwards.
In the unlikely event that anyone’s interested, and in the extremely likely event I will forget what I did…
Tiny drop of glue – twist as you push downwards…
The top is going to be sanded flat, so, just before the stick reaches final position, wipe a little glue on, and twist downwards…
Ash (top), pine (bottom), unknown veneer.
Finished with 12 coats of danish oil applied with a cotton bud.
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