|Project by newTim||posted 04-11-2009 05:28 AM||1904 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
So here is the first variation on the theme. Bubinga w/ ebony. Four coats of GF Satin Oil/Poly Top Coat, and one coat of micro wax buffed to a sheen. The wings on WS II are thicker, 7/8”, wider, and on a 20 degree inward angle (versus 12 degrees). They are also further apart, 1 1/2”, which is the diameter of the Galileo. The top is smaller and the base larger. I don’t like it as much as the original. I thought the original may have been top heavy but on further review I think it is better looking. Opinions?
Next are jatoba/ebony and mahogany/ebony. I think I’ll put the wings 1 1/8” apart on 15 degree angles. The inner and outer top and bottom will be symmetrical. I like the pivoting action on the top and the magnets work great (see blog).
Oh yeah before I forget. I’m making a couple of changes to the template used to line up the wings for drilling and will apply glue and dowels upon drilling the through holes (versus breaking it down for sanding before final assembly). I’m also going to make the templates in reverse so gravity works more in my favor. You’ll see. I’m going to try to apply finish to all the parts before glue up.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com