Sunday, 5 June 2011

43 cubed - june update

It's been a few months now since I've talked about the 43 cubed project. Although I've the best intentions to do things on this project I've been side tracked with a new job as Senior Digital Producer for Sapient Nitro and also with my 6month old boy.

I've been working up the 1:1 pland for a few stools and have the templates ready to cut. Before I go ahead and do that though I want to be sure of the construction methods for each stool. I'm about 2/3 the way through the construction of one stool and to be honest - I'm not all that happy with it.

A few weeks back I took delivery of a table saw which I plan on using to cut more accurate blanks with. The blanks on the first stool were all cut by hand with standard tools. The accuracy in joints isn't good enough for me, +/- 1-2mm. I would much prefer <1mm tolerance in the joints.

I was also recently blessed with some timber from a stranger, 5 unwanted pallets that comprised some very good quality marine ply and really decent planks of pine.

With this I plan on getting two more stools underway. One with solid shaped pieces and the other with steam bent laminates. I've never steam bent before so I'm not entirely sure what to expect. However I am looking forward to it.

The table saw will help me cut the laminates as well as the bridle and tennon joints with much more accuracy. Stay tuned as I've got a new camera and will be sure to take plenty of pics.

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