|Project by Winters45||posted 08-27-2016 01:31 AM||1002 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
My first real project.
The main body is made of Maple and Walnut. The legs and handles are Macassar Ebony and the table top is White Oak.
There are no screws or any metal. Only wood and wood glue. I also tried to uses as little glue as possible. So the legs, table top and hinges are removable. They stay together with tight dowels. We’ll see if it hold up. But it is more a decoration than a practical cabinet.
I made the half-blind dovetail with a pantorouter from woodgears.ca. There is no way I could have done that with hand tools.
I didnt design it, I used a sketchup plan that I found online and modified it a little bit. I cannot find it anymore online but I still have the sketchup file so I can upload it if someone wants it. The pegasus were also found online. I used this picture and made a intarsia plan out of it with sketchup: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b2/61/4e/b2614efc1f3076d23a7752deea2be50c.jpg
I am a little disapointed at how the Pegasus intarsia turned out after the finish. I wanted them as white as possible. As you can seee in this picture, the natural danish oil that I used really turned them yellow: http://hpics.li/19b699f
I don’t know why because the rest of the Maple stayed pretty clear. They do not come from the same boards as the rest, I used firewood for the intarsia, maybe it is because of that?
I screwed up the right door. Can you see it? It was out of square after the glue up, I manage to repair it without building another one. It is hardly noticeable but still visible.
I paid about $150 in material. $90 for the Maple and walnut of the body and doors, $40 for the Oak board but I used only half of it and $5 for each legs (they were on sales and were supposed to cost $11 each). I also used free firewood for the Pegasus and the horizontal boards on the doors. That is why they have a different color, but these boards were differents before the finish: http://hpics.li/72dff97
The back panel is also made of Maple firewood. I actually had my first injury cutting these thin boards for the back panel, I touched the table saw blade with my middle finger, but it is all healed up now. The lesson learned is that you are more inclined to injury when you do repetitive tasks.
I have no intention to sell it but how much do you think it is worth? It took me about two month building it and no idea how many hours. But I was working pretty much full time on it since I was on vacation for the pas two months.
And that is all i have to say about it, tell me what you think.