|Project by KnickKnack||posted 08-10-2010 10:56 AM||2005 views||11 times favorited||12 comments|
I like making trays – I nearly have enough now for a basketball team!
Before my mother’s untimely death she was a fairly renowned Chinese Brush Painter, and she did a lot of experimentation – this example is on plywood rather than the traditional rice paper. I started with the idea of simply making a frame for it, but I think this is a better idea – it hangs on the wall, painting style, when not in use.
Whilst still working on the “floating base” idea I tried here to implement a simple design without my normal weird angles, and to work slowly and carefully and get it exactly right. Well, needless to say it isn’t perfect, but, for me, it really isn’t bad. I’m sure my mother would have been proud of it, but mothers are not the most unbiased of commentators, are they?
The hardest part was resawing (by hand – have no band saw etc etc) the single plank into the 6 required pieces – there’s probably more on the floor than is left in the finished piece. But no matter – it’s strong enough but not too heavy.
Oak, unknown plywood, varnish.
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