|Project by Natedog||posted 04-06-2011 05:04 AM||1988 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
I wanted something better then just a pie dish to hold fruit on the counter and this design came to me. This is first attempt at bending wood and overall I am happy with it. The vertical back/side is cherry and is made up of three laminations. The laminations were wet pre-bent to help in the glue-up. The back/side has a parabolic shape (yay math) with the sides cut back at a 45 degree angle. The two shelves are bocote with the top shelf strips 1/4” wide and the bottom 3/8” wide with a 1/4” spacing for both shelves. Finished with mineral spirits and topped with beeswax/mineral oil mix.
I used polyurethane glue with mixed results. During the glue-up of the first two laminations the glue buckled the inner layer because there was not a solid form and a waviness was created. Once the final shape was cut I was able to remove the glue at the voids along the edges and re-glue and clamp to help remove some waviness.
Overall measures 8 1/2” high x 10” deep x 22” wide.
Picture 4 is the glue up with the inner two laminations.
Picture 5 is the shelves glued in the slots cut in the inner two laminations. The ends of the bocote were trimed flush with the back.
Picture 6 is the third lamination glued on the back to cover up the back side of the shelf.
Yes I need more clamps. Nothing like using a 60” long clap when only a 6” clap is needed.
It also allowed using my new Veritas low angle block plane. I like! My first plane and I’m sure it won’t be my last.
Thanks for looking.