When I left off (over a month ago) to chase shiny things and re-do a couple of real boat issues, I had just finished assembling the two motifs for the desk doors on mounting boards. I had made a video to show part of the assembly but hoped to do a better job of it when I did the second set. It’s not that I thought this one was so bad as that I wanted to show the colors coming together. As it happens I didn’t get a better video so I’ll show you this one. It’s only real drawback is that in this particular assembly the re-enforcing paper is up so you don’t see the colors of the pieces. That’s because this is the mirror image door. At any rate you’ll get an idea of how I do the assembly and ... how damn fast I am!
After the assemblies on butcher’s paper the two door motifs were pressed and backed with some oak book matches. I’ve thrown in the photo of the original desk for comparison. You may notice that I re-did the sails with the particularly bad shading.
And here are the backs.
Next up was to get the other two assembled. I chose to go with my favorite shape, the oval and surround it with some really nice redwood burl (courtesy of my good friend Elaine).
The setup shown here differs a bit from the one in the video a month back as in the mean time I made a wonderful tool that is a great helper in this work. It is lying on the lower right side of the board. I also acquired some pieces of thick acrylic to place over assembled areas. This is a trick from ASFM and it works a treat. It keeps the new pieces nice and flat and doesn’t stick down.
Here is the teaser I dropped at the end of the saga of the cabin doors . It shows the almost fully assembled wall art version. As of today, both are at this point and they will be getting pressed soon.
There’s still a long way to go here. I will be cutting in all the rigging by hand after the pieces are pressed onto substrates. I have no idea how well (or badly) that will go. Wish me luck.
Thanks for looking in.
Questions etc. always welcome.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/