|Project by fernandoindia||posted 08-13-2010 09:54 PM||1300 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
A couple of months ago I started to make some mosaics. I watched http://lumberjocks.com/WoodMosaics Robin Tucker´s pedal saw with its fence in Youtube, and imitated in my sled. Didn´t know he posted a great tutorial in LJ, but I wasn´t aware of LJ at that time. A shame of me!!
Made a bunch of rhomboid pieces that were after inserted in the lid of some boxes. Woods are white guatambú, argentine cedar cheap and almost soft wood, and the green wood is petiribí, nice exotic local hardwood.
I made few squared boxes, not yet tired, but wanted to try something different. So I make this hex box, just because the geometry of the mosaics called for. I Don´t know exactly what it is for yet. But it is there. Still needs finishings. Photos were taken after spraying some mineral spirits.
The sides are Palo Santo wood. (Holy wood, Bulnesia sarmienti). Other local specie, quite hard and difficult to work. Once it oxidizes becomes green immediately. It has a very profound perfume. While cutting, sanding or planning this wood, the smell will expand through all over the house. But dust is unforgiving. Sorry I can’t post the smell yet.
Construction was mitered sides, and no splines, (hope it´ll keep together), with the lid rabeted in the table saw. You can see the groove in the inside which after being cut at the TS will become the rabbeted lid. Both the lid and the bottom are in the router table to receive the mosaics.
As expected, my wife challenged me: Why not compound angles on the sides too?
-- Back home. Fernando