|Project by dansnow||posted 11-12-2015 03:18 AM||714 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
For those from the California area you might recognize these. They represent the Tower Bridge towers from Sacramento. I was commissioned to make them for the city play table at the Sacramento Children’s Museum. Each tower comes apart into 6 pieces that interlock with dowels, and all pieces are interchangeable. That was a bit tricky, never underestimate the value of a good jig!
Would you believe that, counting the pins to lock the dowels in place there are 102 pieces in the two towers, and they are only 13.5” high by 8” wide!!
The center sections are 1/4” oak laminated to a 7/8” birch core, the towers are made of two pieces of birch with a 1/4” oak strip on the outside face to hide the dowel locating holes.
Yellow food coloring and poly used for the finish.
thanks for looking.
-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts