|Project by Mathew Nedeljko||posted 12-30-2011 07:00 PM||4390 views||29 times favorited||27 comments|
This is my second attempt at creating a mosaic of this type, and is my first time working with exotic woods. Once again, inspiration is taken from the work of fellow LJ Robin Tucker (WoodMosaic) and specifically a picture of this table.
Inferno is based on a 45 deg diamond shape, and the resulting shape is an octagon.
This lazy susan is assembled from 560 individual pieces of shop sawn 0.150” thick veneer strips, 0.734” wide and 0.734” long (my micrometer came in very handy as tolerance here is +/- 0.005). Overall dimensions are approx 18” in diameter, and 1.5” high. It spins beautifully on a Triangle ball bearing sourced from Woodcraft.
The colors are all natural, and I love the chatoyance of the wood as light hits it from different angles as it spins. Finish is 2 base coats of shellac, followed by multiple coats of oil/varnish mix sanded between coats. Final coat was sanded all the way up to 2000 grit and is silky smooth. A final coat of paste was to bring out the shine.
Veneers are from the center: Wenge, Cocobolo, Bloodwood, Bubinga, Ribboned Mahogany,Zebrano, and Walnut from Ohio.
My wife liked it so much she has made it the centerpiece of our kitchen table. Sweet!
Thanks for looking!
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