|Project by KoryK||posted 10-08-2011 05:20 AM||5295 views||17 times favorited||23 comments|
This one ended up being real challenge to finish. I have to admit I might have bit off more than I could chew on this one. It has 387 pieces and ranges from 3 in to ½ in depth. I have never been so ready to finish a project. All the pieces, spacers, and gluing all were very difficult on this one. A lot of you have asked for “in progress” pictures on some of my projects and I tried before to take pictures, but get involved in it and forget. On this one I made sure to take the time to take some pics as I went. Then I had to have my wife help me figure out the posting of the “in progress” pics because I know as much about computers as I know about rocket science.
This piece took about 100 hours to make the pattern and actual work. It is made out of aspen, Purple Heart, wenge, blood wood, yellow heart, cherry, poplar, mahogany, walnut, ebony, Brazilian Cherry, and cocobolo. No stains or dies were used to achieve colors in the piece, just the wood colors.
Thanks for looking!
Starting out with the pattern printed off the computer
Get all the patterns glued on the different wood for the piece.
Start cutting on the scroll saw.
After you cut out all the pieces this is what you end up with.
Put all your pieces together and this is what you get.
Then start adding your spacers to raise the areas you want.
I use a drum sander and a spindle sander to get my basic shapes.
Then more detailed sanding.
Glue it together with your backing board and start putting your finish on.
-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory