|Project by KnickKnack||posted 02-28-2011 11:24 AM||1527 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
As part of my battle with CSI (Carelessness, slopiness and impatience), I decided to try to make a simple, but not trivial, thing, perfectly. I never expected to achieve perfection, and, go figure, I was right! That said, this is better than normal – it was originally somewhat wider, but the joints kept not being quite right, so I kept doing them again, and again, until about a third of the original side panels were sawdust on the floor. Whilst I don’t claim the joints to be perfect (I dropped a piece and a bit you can’t see on the bottom chipped off), they seem pretty tight and flush to me.
The inspiration came (somewhat loosely, it must be said), from the various Megalithic Dolmens (?Dolma) situated in this art of the world – even all those years ago people thought this was a cool place to live (or, more accurately, to die).
Ash, fumed oak and mahogany/sapele(?) handle finish. Oil/varnish/thinner finish
-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."