|Project by GaryK||posted 01-31-2011 04:43 PM||8623 views||11 times favorited||53 comments|
Being a stay at home dad takes a lot of time away from my shop, as many of you have noticed by my absence of late. I made time for this contest though. I really liked the theme.
Some of you old timers might remember the Summer 2007 contest where I entered this project:
Well, some of those joints inspired this picture frame but with a twist, or should I say a circle?
After just having finished my curio cabinet for my wife, I had just a little over two weeks to come up with something if I wanted to have an entry for this contest. I haven’t build anything for or entered one of the contests for 2 years, so I figured I would “chip” in again.
Starting at the top are couple Japanese flavored joints. Top center is what I would call a rabbeted scarf joint. On either side of that I would call it a mortise and tenon with square pegs to hold it together. Below on both sides of that are one of my favorite joints, a pin and crescent joint.
Then for good measure I made up the bottom one. It is two overlapping circles joined with finger joints.
It didn’t turn out like I wanted it to. You really can’t see the circle on the right side.
The two major woods are Holly and Madrone. I used walnut for the square pegs to contrast both woods.
The reason for those woods is the contrast and the nature of the wood. They both hold a nice clean edge when using a chisel, and a fine grain.
It’s about 10” in diameter and 6.5” inside. One hard part was cutting a round piece of glass!
The biggest problem I encountered was after getting one joint perfect, was screwing up the other joint, scrapping
the whole part. I won’t tell you how many times I did that!
My only regret is that I didn’t take any progress pictures. (Let my brother borrow the camera, bummer!)
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX