|Project by BertFlores58||posted 02-05-2011 10:57 AM||2934 views||3 times favorited||20 comments|
At last the pyramid illusion is finished. I am happy how it turned out to be including the finish.
1/4 inch thick parquet of different kind of wood cut into rhumboid pieces and gliued together. A 45 degree cut of a rectangular block will create a 60 degree angle x 120 degrees. I make use of this so that I can produce pyramid. The blog will explain on how this was done. The wood used are:
Black – dungon—a local blackwood and very stable, hard and not pliable
White – hard pine… from pallet (you can see some of the pieces that has nail hole stain.
Orange – The diamond shape is probably red pine (I get the wood from a shipyard and it smell kerozene. I have to wash it several time to get the real strength and color)
Red – Red Narra.
The moulding is Red Narra.
What a different outcome on this lid is the flipside… here is the pattern..
I glued 4 pieces of rhumboids and cut the pointed part. I screwed it own on the center of the lid. I was amazed how abstract will attract the attention… Some say its a flower, a buried arrow point, or even two leaves. But its good special the different color of the rhumboid gives a greater impression.
The sides is paterned after a snake or crocodile belt. The wood as follows:
The outer most part … Mango.. spalted and turned out to be green.
The next in line diamonds…. IPIL … brownish in color.
The center ribon is composed of 3 colors: Red – Red narra, White – yellow narra, and black—dungon a local blackwood.
The lower diamond …. Golden brown .. a very hardwood called BALAYONG…
The lowest half diamond …. Same as the top… MANGO..
The molding on top is rabbeted allowing the lid to inset. This is made from Red Narra.
The bottom flooring or cover extend outside and served as the molding. I followed the style of David (Patron) in jointing…. rabetting or making a shoulder on the bottom cover to have more glue spaces.
I own the style of finish from Martyn (Britboxmaker).. I use 3 coats of sanding sealer (sprayed on) then 4 coats of WATER WHITE GLOSS LACQUER…. using this finish is tiresome specially in a humid condition. It becomes white cloudy …. There is a secret…. I added lacquer flo… Slow drying but it prevents the cloudiness during the spraying..
JUST DONT LET ME COUNT HOW MANY PIECES ARE THERE IN THIS BOX… What I know is the size:
3-1/2×6-1/2×11 inches or 16×29 x 9 cm..
HOPE YOU LIKE IT.