|Project by KnickKnack||posted 01-18-2012 02:10 PM||1921 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
My membership of TrayMakerHolics Anonymous is up for renewal soon, and I wanted to take my microadjusting fence out for a serious spin, and I find trays to provide interesting challenges, so I came up with this – the “Absinthe Tray”.
4mm is the smallest bit I have that has any kind of height to it, so I went with these finger joints…
What more can I say – everytime I use the jig I’m amazed that that it works at all, let alone this well – turn the screws, cut, turn the screws, cut – and it fits together with just a gentle mallet tap.
The handles were a challenge – I actually went to the store to get some metal handles, but, wouldn’t you know it, they were having some kind of rearrangement and they had no handles at all. I guess I could have waited, but I’m not big on waiting. Besides – one can make handles as almost a separate project – if they don’t work, just don’t use them – which is what I usually end up doing. But I thought these were OK – not great, but OK.
I usually like to fume my oak a lot to get pretty black wood, but this time I decided to go for something a little more subtle, so not much ammonia, and only a couple of hours in the bag. Maybe subtle will start to grow on me?
The cat liked it…
and he’s a pretty harsh judge – perhaps he’d enjoyed licking the drips from the bottle!
The wife’s comment – she laughed and said “You’re getting better”. I guess this is code for something, but I’m not sure I want to know what!
Lightly fumed oak and beech and birch plywood. Linseed oil finish. 27cm x 38cm.
All comments, offerings of absinthe or associated paraphernalia are welcome.
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