How long does each one take to assemble? I’m sometimes surprised when I pull out an old design when it comes to assembly…
Interesting question. I’ll have to time myself. At a guess — now that I’ve had a little practice:
15 minutes: Preparing a batch of veneers (masking & applying adhesive)
30 minutes: Staining some walnut, painting black some plywood for spacers
10 minutes: Cutting jigs for alignment
Single ornament (not batched):
60 minutes: Cutting and engraving (8 jobs on different materials)
45 minutes: Weeding and assembly (30 pieces per ornament)
I’m sure I’d improve the process if I were planning to do them in bulk.
Your graphic style really calls to me. Remind me again, are you a graphic artist? Really nice designs.
I wish I could claim more credit, but I’m not a very skilled artist. This started with a concept from DALL-E, and then I did some work tweaking it and getting it into a version that could actually be constructed.
Say wut? You knock it out of the park!
these are phenomenal! I love the heart one.
OK, actual answer: almost an hour. I timed myself making a batch of 12 (six variations), for family gifts. It took
7.5 hours: preparing and cutting 24 different materials
10.5 hours: weeding and assembly of 12 ornaments, around 30 pieces per ornament.
I’m not very fast; I think most people would do it more quickly.
If I wanted to streamline it, I would do fewer variations, less shell veneer, and see if the design could be simplified.
What a great idea. I love these!