|Project by thewoodartist||posted 09-28-2010 09:40 AM||1257 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Since there was some interest in the first egg I posted, here is another in the series…The Confetti Egg.
The shell of this egg is American black walnut, with inset pieces of holly (white), padauk (orange), and satine (or bloodwood – red) punched through the shell prior to the final turning. As background, they were fitted into place as plugs, and then glued using Gorilla glue.
The shell was then turned to its final shape and dimensions, with the shell wall about .125 thick. I should mention here that I work entirely with decimal dimensions, and my working tolerance is usually .005 or less.
The second picture shows the egg and its stand in the box.
The surprise in this egg is that it contains a kaleidoscope, and the endpiece turns to change the patterns. The display piece is filled with fractured coloured glass piece. I think this egg was #6 in the series, but I’ve lost track of all of them.