|Project by lateralus819||posted 10-24-2015 07:36 PM||957 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Finally finished this one up. I had the majority of it done months ago. Put it on the back burner to do some other projects. I tend to think I get a little ADD or something sometimes. It was certainly fun, not too hard and turned out to be a cool piece with some great contrasting woods. I had a heck of a time shooting the miters on the Wenge. Ended up not having any room to play with side to side. Was lucky in that respect.
The dovetail splines are a David barron thing I learned from one of his videos. I had some rare earth magnets and made my own guides. Laid out the dovetails with dividers to get my spacing. The splay was done by eye, can’t remember the ratio.
I know it’s hard to see, but the front face plate is a really nicely rippled piece of bloodwood. The lighting outside wasn’t the greatest so a lot of details are lost. Hopefully sometime I can re-shoot the photos. No photos of the back as I still need to figure out what I’m doing on the back. I was going to do a scroll saw pattern but the back is never seen. I just need a way to let the heat (from the vacuum tubes) out.
It’s Quartersawn Wenge (My favorite. I have another piece I just picked up for a future project) Figured bloodwood, bloodwood veneer. The finish is Howards feed and wax, wetsanded to 600 grit.