|Project by woodreamer||posted 06-27-2011 05:53 AM||1425 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
This was cut from alder and black walnut. I worked at it on and off for about 3 weeks. By far the hardest and most frustrating part was getting the bevels cut accurately, as this was done on the scroll saw, which is great for intricate cuts and curves, but not accurate straight lines. The edges have to be bevelled 22 degrees, while the floor sides are beveled 44 degrees. Even with using a disc sander to touch up the edges, there are, on close inspection somel gaps.
The sides have two alternating fretwork patterns, which I stack cut three at a time. In the 3rd and 4th photos, I tried to show how the tab and slot constuction works. The floor is used to hide the joins and provide strength as well as a design element. I think I’ll let some time pass, then I’ll try another one for more accuracy and different woods, like cherry and perhaps maple or aspen. I finished it with tung oill and a few coats of shellac. The tung oil takes a few weeks to get rid of the odour, so I may reconsider, but it really brings out the beauty of the wood. All comments and questions are naturally appreciated.
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