|Project by Nate Meadows||posted 05-19-2012 02:24 PM||2511 views||4 times favorited||28 comments|
I struggled with the decision of whether or not to upload this into my projects as I have already blogged it, http://lumberjocks.com/NateMeadows/blog/30001, and it is part of a larger project that is not done yet. However, to date it is probably the one project that has taken the most of my time so uploading own out.
It is made from Blue Mahoe, Blue Pine, Holly, Curly Katalox, Curly Maple, Cherry, and Ebonized Madrone. The veneers are 5/16 of an inch thick because they are laminated to 1/2 Baltic Birch Plywood and inlaid into the floor. If they were cut at a full 3/4 of an inch they would eventually pull themselves apart overtime as they gathered and release moisture, expanding and extracting. Being 5/16ths, the glue can manage to hold them in place.
The cables are just drawn on for now. I need to sand down the whole floor first then redraw them. I can then route inlay them in!
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate