|Project by Mathew Nedeljko||posted 11-20-2011 10:08 PM||3178 views||16 times favorited||22 comments|
This work is inspired by fellow lumberjock Robin Tucker (WoodMosaic) and the fabulous projects and tutorials he has posted here. This is a hexagonal Lazy Susan approx 12” wide and 1.5” high, made of .150” thick shop sawn Walnut, Mahogany, Maple and Poplar veneer, and laid onto a plywood base. The geometric pattern just kind of came into being of its own design – hence the name. Being my first attempt at this form of work, I decide to treat it like art and sign it and date it for posterity sake.
Robin cuts his pieces using a foot powered table saw, I decided to build a jig so that I could hand cut the pieces. There are 414 individually hand cut pieces, 210 in the top, 150 in the sides, and 54 in the base.
The finish is multiple coats of an oil/varnish blend, sanded between coats with final polishing up to 2000 grit. It is silky smooth and very pleasing to the touch.
My favorite part of this project is the way the light reflects off the the individual pieces, and the chatoyance of the wood as the lazy susan spins.
This was a fun project. Thanks for looking!
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