|Project by KnickKnack||posted 12-23-2013 05:20 PM||1906 views||16 times favorited||22 comments|
I’ve been about 3 weeks on this one, but, as you’ll recall I don’t work very hard – maybe 3 hours a day on average.
About half my time these days seems to consist of looking for exactly the right piece of wood with exactly the right grain pattern in exactly the right orientation. Since such a piece rarely exists, it takes a long time. Another half of my time consists of working out what to do next – sure, I have a drawing, but once the first cut is made that starts to change. Another half on this project was spent trying to work out how to bevel edges on such small legs. Add yet another half trying to work out how to glue the legs on and you can see that I do almost no actual work at all!
My original drawings for this were from about a year ago. I made the “container” bit, then panicked, which resulted in several days finding the right piece of beech to make legs I didn’t use…
So I went back to “Plan A” – the original, funky leg version.
First with ULQF (Ultra-low quality fibreboard)...
Then I tweaked that and made some real legs with mahogany…
But they just weren’t really the right colour, or, in fact, size.
So I ended up back at beech – the side of the plank (which, I guess, makes it quartersawn) in order to avoid grain direction.
Glueing up was somewhat tortuous – not a useable right-angle in sight – this is how the last leg got glued on…
It’s ended up a bit strange.
Things look like they aren’t level, but they are.
That they’re not straight, but they are.
That the top isn’t square, but it is.
Maybe that’s success, or maybe not.
Aggressively fumed oak, unknown veneer strip, mahogany on the corners, fumed beech legs.
Finished with Linseed oil.
88mm square x 160mm high.
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