|Project by GaryK||posted 09-30-2007 08:54 AM||3053 views||1 time favorited||21 comments|
Here is a project I started before the summer started, and just now finished since summer is over (kinda).
All the trim is solid mahogany, with veneer for the doors, and top. This was my first foray into veneering
on this scale. I had just gotten a vacuum press and wanted to try it out. It turned out to be real simple.
The foundation for the veneer is 3/4 inch MDF which is a nice and stable. It also add a little weight the the unit which is nice.
The second “first” for this project was the use my Legacy ornamental mill to create the spiral legs. That turned out to be a bit confusing at first, but ended up being pretty easy once you know what you are doing. One word of caution about using one of these things is that you better not mind sanding too much. It’s a real pain to sand these. I ended up putting a two live centers in my lathe and chucked them up. That made it a lor easier to sand.
If you look closely, you will see that there are right and left hand spirals. Putting the same spirals on opposite corners makes it look good from which ever side you are looking at.
It’s real hard getting a picture of the crotch figure in the top. The way the light bounces back makes some parts look dark and others light. But that’s crotch for you.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX