|Project by rolltopbox||posted 03-16-2010 03:42 PM||4610 views||40 times favorited||42 comments|
This design was born out of the desire to add jewelry box functionality to a sphere of wood. This one is made from Hard Maple and is 11 inches in diameter.
Each drawer is part of its own layer with thinner layers of wood between the drawers. All grain is glued up in the same direction, The drawers are cut before the layers are glued up. They are actually in place as the sphere is formed.
The shape was not created on a wood lathe. Instead it is formed with a special jig utilizing a router for the roughing. Intermediate shaping is achieved with an abrasive disk. Final shaping is performed with a series of abrasives mounted on a random orbital sander.
The legs have remained very similiar to the design Kathy came up with many years ago.
There is a video showing just how I did this sphere. http://www.ovaltambour.com/video-new.php
-- Bruce http://www.finecraftfurniture.com