|Project by KnickKnack||posted 12-26-2014 04:43 PM||2739 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
The underlying original idea here was simple – “lid of box appears to float”.
Of course, over a 3 week period of designing, things got a bit carried away, and I ended up with this.
I wanted it to appear that the lid was fixed in position, so I spent hours and hours before I eventually came up with this solution to that particular problem – obvious? Well, of course it is.
The oak was fumed before I cut the holes – the idea being to get some difference in colour where the “frankenrods” joined – fine idea – it just hasn’t actually worked.
It has, however, being quite pleasing to see the consternation on people’s faces when they first see it – they seem frightened to touch it (since it looks fragile?), and don’t really know where to start to open the lid – all those “faux” dowels and hinges provide the confusion – mission accomplished.
It might have been fun to make, and some of it was, but the 8mm dowel turned out to be 8.2mm, and the 8mm drill bit turned out to be 7.9mm, so that was a hassle. And my 50 euro drill press is worth, well, about 50 euros, so the bits don’t really go exactly where I tell them to – but that’s just me blaming my tools (although with some justification, your honour).
Did I enjoy sanding between the 6 coats of oil?
Ash, fumed oak, beech – linseed oil finish.
280mm wide, 210mm high, 250mm high.
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