|Forum topic by PhilosopherSteve||posted 01-21-2015 02:00 PM||779 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-21-2015 02:00 PM
I wanted to make several of these cipher wheels in hardwood instead of plywood (buyers don’t seem to like hearing “plywood” anymore). These are made from a core of 3/4” thick maple or cherry (the maple one is in the picture) wrapped with 1/2” wide walnut. I do like the nice contrast. These are only about 8” from side to side – that makes the center area 7”. Each edge is just under 3”. The center circle is 3 3/4” diameter and I left some wiggle room for it.
Question is, even on a piece this small, could the molding cause problems or just come right off? In looking at it, I’m even now worried about the hand wheel I glued onto the center – could it keep that from being allowed to move as well.
These are an item I want to sell, so I’m being a little more cautious than if I was keeping it myself (I could always glue a piece back on).
I could still take the molding off, as well as the hand wheel (I think the hand wheel looks kinda chunky anyway). Bandsaw and table saw with a bit of scraping and sanding could remove this.
Am I over worrying or rightfully cautious? Thoughts? Also, do you think the center hand wheel is too chunky?