|Project by bondogaposis||posted 02-08-2013 09:12 PM||1705 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
This is my attempt to navigate the perils and pitfalls of Valentines Day. I hope my fabulous girlfriend likes it. I totally stole the idea from scrollergirl, here. After looking at scrollergirl’s videos I thought to myself that this would be a better lathe project than scrollsaw project. Maybe that’s just because I have a lathe but not a scrollsaw. While this was a simple project there were some challenges like putting the saw cuts around the base to simulate the indentations on a cupcake. I had to build a jig to be able to present the base to the bandsaw blade to make the vertical cuts. It is quite simple but quite a mind bender to conceive it. The related challenge was then how space the cuts equi-distant around the base. I resorted to CAD and drew a circle and divided into 24 equal parts, 15°. Then I printed it and pasted it to the top of the base then I could make each cut and know the spacing would be correct. The sprinkles were way more time consuming than you would think. I actually had to hand plane 1/16”x 1/16” cross section piece of walnut then chop them w/ a chisel and they wanted to shoot across my shop never to be seen again. I killed pretty much most of a day on this little box. We’ll see next week if it was worth it.
-- Bondo Gaposis