|Project by greg48||posted 08-21-2011 10:03 PM||1210 views||5 times favorited||2 comments|
This is a small project, but it only took a day w/o finish. Wife asked to have some plate holders (4) to display my grandmother’s bone china. I drew it up on SU in a couple of hours, prototyped the first holder in pine to check angles and stability then dressed up some leftover beech and cut it out on the bandsaw. I dadoed the back tang at a 4 deg. back angle using kerf cuts and an angled block to guide the bench chisel at the correct angle. The plate groove was plunge cut with a 8” rip blade at a 15 deg angle and offset to widen the cut to 1/4” (should have used a dado blade and made one cut). I chamfered the top edge to dress it up a bit and glued the support tang. I did a quick finish with two coats of tung oil and presented it to the wife on the next day. She stabilized the plates with a dab of museum wax in the rim groove and on the bevel of the back tang. Although not fancy by any stretch of the imagination, it did accomplish the task without detracting from the focal point (the dish). I’m learning to appreciate the Sketch Up program for its ability to measure intersecting angles and much, much more.
Well, I guess I’m off to the shop (garage) and wait for the next request to come through. God is good!
-- Greg, No. Cal.