|Project by Geoffrey Young||posted 01-31-2013 03:40 AM||1735 views||11 times favorited||13 comments|
This was a fun little project. I got a couple of meters of 40mm pine dowelling from my local DIY megastore,
cheaper to buy than turn them yourself.
I cut them to leght then worked out the angles and made a mitre box to cut with a hand saw the intersect and the bevel angles at the same time, the cross joints are kind of a half halving joint in that they only half intersect, the hardest part was working out the bevel angles on round surfaces.
All joints have two 10mm dowels, though they dont need them, its better to be to stong.
The legs were sposterbe more a endless vetic loop rather than three X’s, still awsome.
I stained the legs with Miratone blaze red and sealed with clear polyurathane.
The first plan was to make the whole thing red and use a round top but i chickened out and left the top,
thinking a big red circulure top would hide and overpower the legs, I dont know