Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day 113: Better late than never

I worked a bit on the Walnut combination box yesterday but didn't get a chance to post it until today.

As it turns out I did get the lines too close together and a  sizable chunk broke off.

Several lessons were learned.  1)  I may need to use harder and denser woods.  Walnut is fairly light and soft.  2)  I can get around this issue by not carving all the way through.  I only need a path for the pin to follow, using a shorter pin will allow me to cut a groove rather than cutting all the way through.  This should allow everything to stay structurally sound.

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