|Project by BubingaBill||posted 01-23-2014 06:04 PM||1735 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
Here is a prototype for my latest design. This is all made of pine but the final will be a combo of Zebra and Walnut. I used a joint design someone told me about a few weeks ago called birdsmouth. Mark Shymanski was making a column and made the joint incorrectly and I have to admit I loved the result. It was a tube with ridges all around it. I tried to make this a 10 sided tube but I did something wrong in my angles and it ended up only working with 8 sides. The final piece will have a 10 sided tube down the center. As this sits I can’t fit 2 halves of a cue in one end. The legs and handle are my first ever attempt at bent wood lamination. I wanted the handle to have the same arch as the legs and in doing so I realized (a bit late) that I couldn’t get my fingers under the handle comfortably. So I added 4 dowel rods and raised the handle an inch. The handle has 1/4” dowels and the legs are attached with 1/8” dowels. I have a design in mind for the end of the case but seeing that I made this one too small I will have to hold off on it for a while. Overall dimensions are 36” long x 6” wide x 8” high.
I have been a pool-hall junkie as long as I can remember and I have never seen anything like this. I might have to keep this one for me!!
Please give me you comments on this case. Delving into untried waters here and I’m worried I might have blinders on.
-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!