|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 09-12-2012 02:34 AM||5154 views||7 times favorited||18 comments|
I’m going to call this a completed lumberjocks project even though I have to change it into a lighting pendant next. That part is not a wood project in my mind.
This dodecahedron is something that I saw originally on television. I had to have one. When I get a desire like this, I become obsessive. No amount of failure will keep me from the goal. I think they perscribe medication for that. ;)
Next, I came here and asked you all how to make it. I got some great advice but there were some things I didn’t quite understand. Instead of trying and trying again to make it out of inexpensive pine, I used some really nice maple. – Firewood. Then I tried pine – Firewood. Then I tried poplar – firewood. I tried pine again – firewood – BUT I thought I had it. Then I tried poplar.
I had a lot of issues with fitting the joints, glue up, sanding and staining. All in all I am very pleased with the outcome. I am no where near the level of mastery that you all are but this one I am proud of.
I have learned so much from you all in so little time. I have no doubt that my next project will be better because of it. Thank You Thank you Thank You.
Details: Poplar for light weight but stonger than pine (I think), Glued joints, Filled inside resultant gaps with Elmer’s wood filler (A sin – I know – I’ll get better). Sanded to 80, 120, 160, 220. Wiped with tacky cloth. Stained minwax English Chestnut, Poly coat is minwax wipe on. Sanded with 240. Second poly coat. That’s where I stop.
My next few projects will be blogged at one of the sister sites to lumberjocks – home refurbers. I’ll come back to lumber jocks when the pocket book is lean again. I’ve got plenty of wood to work with. I’m going to do a wood floor in the living room then I’m going to blog some upholstery work on that site in case you would like some advice or know how. That is the one thing I can give back to you all and it will be my honor to help with any of your needs along those lines.
All the best my friends!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!