|Project by KnickKnack||posted 06-12-2016 11:26 AM||940 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
In a few months my wife’s sisters’ son will be getting married – good excuse, thought I, to make something for a gift and this, my “Two cups of coffee and a packet of biscuits please”, was an obvious contender – I’ve made quite a lot of them and they’re actually pretty useful.
I’ve been, as you can see, experimenting with plywood recently, and the “free stripes” seemed an obvious choice to use in this version with obvious “Art Deco” leanings.
I wanted a “quasi- piano finish” on the base, so I finished that first before (careful) assembly – 5 coats of danish, rubbed down and on with grits up to 2000, then I removed my fingerprints with rottenstone.
I also tried my hand at a couple of little dovetails.
Not much in terms of the construction, other than, perhaps, this “sacrificial zero-clearance insert” on the router table – very small bits had their chamfered edges done this way with no personal risk.
Personally I think the handle design is weak, but, after the two of the other kind of week trying to come up with something better, I ran out of patience.
Mahogany, plywood, unknown veneer.
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