|Project by griph0n||posted 03-20-2011 12:57 AM||1545 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Nice little bowties decorating the box. Did Mr. Rodgers wear bowties? Maybe it’s the Mr. Rodgers box.
Now that I can cut real dovetails (whew that’s a relief) it seems ok to use dovetail splines. They’re just fun, not cheap machined imitations.
More scraps of walnut and cherry put to good use. I had a little trouble with the walnut lid cupping up but it seems to have settled out. I tried to skim the same amount off the top and bottom when dimensioning it, and let it sit for a few days, but it went wild when I applied the oil finish. It’s true, the wood’s alive. Maybe some soul going out, or coming back in.
I tried a little math with the dimensions. The golden ratio is easy with a rectangle, bit more of a tangle when it’s a rectangular prism you add a lid and a bottom to. Seems to feel right though. A little irrational, but it makes things more elucid. (Holy crap I have to quit teaching math, makes me too susceptible to bad math puns.)