|Project by Andy||posted 03-29-2012 01:28 PM||2288 views||11 times favorited||21 comments|
An Art Deco style board using a common design element of the 1930’s. The skyline of buildings is often repeated in one form or another.
The close up shows the various angles cut at the top of the laminations, about 15, 22.5 and 45 degrees.
The last picture shows a simple way to work with staggered pieces like this:
This layup requires care so as not to get glue on the exposed sides and to keep all the pieces from slipping out of alignment when clamping. I placed all the parts in their exact locations and clamped them together, then I bored a 1/8” hole into each side at the bottom and pinned all the pieces together with a bamboo skewer, but a brass pin, roofing nail will work too. When all the pieces were coated with glue I slid the skewer in each side and added clamps. It worked very well. I trimmed the bottom off where the pins were, but you could add a few more for decoration along the sides if you wanted. (This was done before the sides were tapered, which made it easier to clamp, thats why the cutoff is wider than the finished board.)
The woods are maple for the center, bloodwood for the stripe and the first two strips followed by mahogany and walnut on the outside which has a taper cut into it. The tapered shoulders is another element used in various ways in Art Deco, it adds a little action to the piece.
I am trying out Yak Butter for the coating, I will let you know how that works out.
This will be going in my wifes shop or on her website at Winefinity.
Thanks for looking.
-- If I can do it, so can you.