|Project by gljacobs||posted 03-21-2011 03:35 PM||1788 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
This was a project of necessity, my girlfriend needed it so I made it.
It’s in black walnut with a hard maple handle.
The carcass is joined with hand cut dovetails, the shelving with stopped dadoes and the shelves are notched in the front, the handle is attached with two dowels, and the door is splined miters.
The back panel and the rear of the mirror were resawn and slip matched.
The project took 10 hours to make and that doesn’t include the finishing process of one coat of AC sealer(catalyzed lacquer sealer)and two coats of Duravar dull(also a catalyzed) both products are made by m.l. Campbell finishing systems.
All the measurements are based off of the golden ratio shortened to 1.618 and rounded to the nearest fraction.
It was definitely a learning process and if I were to do it over I would have done many things differently.
I also in the process of making the stopped dadoes designed a jig that functions as a router guide that acts similar to the quick clamp parallel type demonstrated in one of marc spagnolo’s videos, but a bit more complex, I just haven’t gotten around to materializing it yet.