|Project by shipwright||posted 12-21-2011 09:46 PM||3615 views||6 times favorited||25 comments|
This one started out as a bit of marquetry just to practice cutting, sand shading and to test my new home made drum sander: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57158
The trouble is that when you’ve finished playing, you need to find a use for it. A quick mitered box seemed the easiest thing to make but when I was finished I discovered that a 6” cube is a really awkward size and doesn’t lend itself to much.
My solution was to make a six way divider and add elevating blocks in most of them. Then I could use it to organize a lot of clutter on top of my marquetry bench. I guess there may be a moral here. Something about having a use in mind before you make something.
At any rate with the dividers added it does a fine job.
The marquetry is glued with Patrick Edwards’ “Old Brown Glue” and the box is glued with regular 192 gm hide glue. It is just “off the tablesaw” (ShopSmith) miters quickly assembled with the glue and masking tape.
Most fun part: I got to use my chevalet, my drum sander, and my marquetry press, all shop built.
Thanks for looking, Merry Christmas,
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/