|Project by JimRochester||posted 12-24-2015 01:18 PM||728 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
You know how you’re always looking for that project that looks complicated but is actually quite simple to make? Well this isn’t one of them. For Christmas I try to make a project that will look good and be appreciated but still something I can make a lot of between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This Asian inspired bud vase was from the last issue of Woodcraft and looked like a good one. First of all the top and bottom pieces are cold laminated from Mahogany and need to be clamped for at least 4 hours, so it took almost 2 weeks just to prepare those, I should have made several jigs for simultaneous clamping instead. The plans call for bandsawing a curve in the piece. I couldn’t get good contact even after sanding so I spent one whole day making a template then using the router to get a smoother matching curve, twelve vases x 2 sides, x 2 separate passes each side was 48 total passes on the router. After all that, the end grain to flat grain still would not hold well. Bottom was easy I used screws. Some of tops I’m using brads. To make a way too long story short, I was still spraying a lacquer finish on it last night so I could get them wrapped today.
-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.