|Project by monkeyman83||posted 08-16-2016 11:37 PM||711 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I know that normally the projects that are posted are finished. Well, this one is only half finished, but I am so excited that I just had to share it with the LJ community. The first picture is of the wedgie sled that I made over the weekend. After hours and hours of watching Youtube videos and thinking about how i was going to do it, I finally made my own wedgie sled. The wedges are another story though. To make them, I used my compound miter saw and cut them out of really cheap plastic cutting boards from Walmart. I did this so that humidity changes will never effect them. To get the angles right took a bit of trial and error. I would set the angle as best I could and cut the appropriate amount of pieces to length and check their fit. Once I achieved perfection, I cut the wedge. This can be a time consuming and frustrating process.
The second picture is of the first two rings that were cut using the wedgie sled for a project. I used maple and cherry and plan to off-set the cherry by one half wedge making a spiral all the way up. I am really motivated to keep working on this project and can’t wait to share the finished product with you all.
-- It may not be pretty...but it's functional.