Chronos, you’re really somethin’!
Ooooh, I really like this one!
As always, outstanding work! Looks amazing and the edge nerdy work was great.
I think those of us who follow your efforts closely are unanimous – Chronos is the best one yet. Very drool worthy! Your friends must be in thrilled to receive one of these pieces of art!
Wow. It’s beautiful. I love the design, colors, layers, and edge nerdery.
Quick poll, how come? Please pick your favorite aspect(s) of it. It’s weird to do market research for your family’s Christmas gift designs, but hey why not?
- Edge layers
- Overall shape
- Inlay design
- Something else
Yay for contrasting woods! You know I love them!
Amazing work! Great job!
That’s beautiful. The inlay outline really helps it pop IMO. And the layering on the side is really nice.
Alright, I’ve got a challenge for you if you’re interested: Can you create a box with a “continuous” spiral of wood up the side? As in, have a stripe of Yellow Heart that appears to start at the bottom and run in a spiral all the way to the top? I expect it’ll be many circular pieces cut and bent a little to make it work.
I’ve actually considered this. There are possibilities but almost every solution I’ve come up with requires a traditional woodworking step, like a router or a saw to make a smooth channel. I’ve done some side spirals but they’re all stepped.
Here’s a preview of one I haven’t posted yet:
Couldn’t you make a bunch of cut circles like this and bend them like a slinky? If you use two woods (Walnut and Yellow Heart) and have the Walnut 180 out of phase from the Yellow Heart, it should work no? I guess alignment would be a real problem since the holes wouldn’t be vertical anymore… hmmm…
The bottom and top would have to be sanded flat once the glue-up was done for sure too
You know, you could. The tricky part would be not snapping the hardwood. It’s a clever idea.
I think I’d probably segment it so that it was arcs of about 30-45 degrees and work at a larger scale. That way you could avoid going across the grain and have enough flex to make it a reality. I think it would be really hard to do, but it’s not a completely insane idea.
this would be more likely to work if you use thinner material, so less of a gap created by pulling the two ends apart.
Yeah actually you could do this pretty easily with a ton of veneer layers. Not it! That’s way too much glue up.
Hahaha I was wondering about that too
If you had the wood soaking in alcohol it would bend and then hold the shape after drying. A lot easier with Basswood than Wenge but everything else would be between those two.
I was thinking for a second veneer with 3M adhesive, but that would leave no room for error.
Yeah I prefer wood glue, open time is key.
Beautiful! And a similar solution to one I’ve used to some success for the ah, Three Body Problem if you will.
Must take a lot of work to get it so perfectly round! Do you do all the sanding by hand?
Go back to the main post, there’s a link to edge nerdery at the end that you click on for more info. I detailed it for you.