|Project by Elyasaf Shweka||posted 04-01-2014 07:16 PM||3014 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
This project was designed and built for the Genizha project in Jerusalem, Israel. it is a company which main activity is an application on the internet that deals with high quality photos of ancient Jewish manuscripts. they asked me to design a noticeable stand for the screen in order to catch the attention of the visitors of an upcoming exhibition.
I planned a tilting frame for the screen made from metal, which is held in a massive Walnut box-joint frame.
the table is made with the screw driven box joint jig, designed by Matthias Wandel, which I admire his work. the precision of the joints is outstanding in any aspect. http://woodgears.ca/box_joint/jig_improved.html
since the screen is very heavy, made many models for the tilting mechanism, using gears and such, but then i figured that the jack in my car is doing this exact motion, for 10 times of the weight. so i used my car jack in the project. it works well.
all the process and the manufacturing was made in my tiny workshop, except the final finish that was made in a professional carpentry.
The letters were carved with CNC machine. the front panel is actually shop built 5 layers wood piece using maple and walnut. the maple makes the high contrast of the letters.
Detailed documentation of the project (in Hebrew!) including many other pictures from the process, can be found here: http://thoughtsdesign.blogspot.co.il/2013/07/blog-post.html
the table can be seen on this video http://youtu.be/ZOgoraSDVaY
-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.