|Project by KnickKnack||posted 08-26-2015 10:51 AM||1075 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
When I started this I pretty much had a plan, and this wasn’t it.
Once I’d made the two panels the original drawing just didn’t seem right anymore – is ever thus – so I sat and stared, and sat and vaped, and sat and tore some hair out, and sat and got frustrated (my last 3 projects, incomplete, un-posted, are still stuck at this point), and sat and sipped wine, and slept, and then did it all again, and again – for several days. I toyed with the idea of making it into a lamp (as you can see in the picture, the sticks do, by their nature, have gaps between them).
Anyway, I guess you’re not so very interested in I got here – suffice it to say I have less hair now than when I started.
The wife said – ”that’ll be useful for putting in things where you want a little air to circulate.”
In case anyone is interested, a few construction pictures…
I cut the slots for the sticks, 3mm, symmetrically on 2 sides of the piece of wood – not only did this give me a larger piece to hold, but it ensured that they were equi-distant from the sides. Then out with the trusty Kataba and resaw into 2.
A lot of trial fitting – vipond33 gave me the hint a long time ago to take lots of pictures – of an evening I’d sit with them on the monitor and, you guessed it, do some more staring.
Fumed (and partially rubbed down) oak, Jatobá, and BBQ sticks – finished with linseed oil.
32cm long, 21cm heigh, 15cm deep.
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