|Project by BertFlores58||posted 10-26-2011 04:15 PM||2150 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This is composed of 37 pcs of spike shapes wood cut individually and glued to each other using a masking tape. Gluing and cutting is the difficult part. Without a base board, these 37 were glued by pairs, thereafter 3 pairs were glued.
As you can see, the original plan was 36 pieces which gives me a 5 degree setting of the miter making a 10 deg acute angle. However, it was a blessing that due to sanding of the edges prior glueing, I was short of 1 piece so I inserted the 37th piece (black) intentionally as it will become spinning wheel for games like those on a Russian rollete.
The materials are all scrap and recycled.
The glue is PVA.
In this project, I was forced to do a circular jig similar to Martyn’s (Britboxmaker) but the one I make was done in a hurry so I use only a nail or brad to fit in the center. It was quick and only the glue took me 5 hours to dry. I sanded it the glue not totally dry… I was just careful. I did not apply the finish.
Martin S, I just don’t know if this will qualify to the contest of balancing made from scrap. This morning, I spin it and it is holding like a toy top. I will take a video later on. I was just lucky that the wood distribution by weight is really balance otherwise it will not spin long.
Hope you will like the design and this will prove that even a miter saw can make wood miracles. Thanks