|Project by Andy||posted 10-05-2012 09:02 PM||6333 views||68 times favorited||71 comments|
Tutorial is here http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/32388#first-new
Another wing box based on a design by Dave Freedman.
This is my Art Deco version.
A new feature to this style of box is what I call the Floating Base.
The top is one piece of cocobolo rosewood cut in a serpentine fashion and each edge is faced with thin bloodwood. It reminds me of the pattern seen on a boa constrictor.
The body is leopardwood.
The corner pins are wenge.
The button and handles are black palm.
The feet are leopardwood with walnut slats dyed with india ink.
The hinges are 1/8” brass rod.
Finish is lacquer.
I made my own corner pins/dowels ( as shown in photo #4 ) by cutting wenge into a stick of square stock about 3/16” and chucking it in my drill and spinning it through a steel plate I made from a hinge. The hinge has a 1/8” hole and I cut a notch in one edge with a small triangle file to act as the cutter. I tested it with maple because its more durable and it worked slick.
I made the button by cutting a disc with a small hole saw and glueing it to a dowel with CA.
I then turned it against a drum sander. I made a rest with some scraps in a few minutes and just shaped the button by eye. I angled the button into the sandpaper by pivoting the dowel in the slot.
Tell me what you think.
-- If I can do it, so can you.