|Project by Tokolosi||posted 411 days ago||1754 views||9 times favorited||27 comments|
I had to make a simple frame for a decorative ceramic tile; a gift for someone close. After I cut the zebra, routed, mitered and glued it up I clamped it overnight. The next day I was horrified to find that it had racked during the clamping. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought I was carefull about the mitres and the clamp setup and everything. Meh. Knowing I would have to remake it I dropped the tile into it just to see what it would look like. To my surprise it fit perfectly. I stuck a square on it and I was amazed to find it was perfectly square. It was just the grain lineup that made it look so strange. It still weirds me out looking at it.
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien