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Friday, June 4, 2010
Day 290: Textured Spline Box
I wasn't sure what I was going to work on tonight so I finally decided to give the box I worked on earlier this week another try. This time successfully.
I also textured the outside with a wire brush hoping that it would hide the joint a little better than it did. I wasn't sure the Mesquite would texture very well, I thought it was probably too hard but I was wrong. I'll probably try texturing Mesquite this way again.
The trick to doing this box was realizing that I couldn't turn a tenon. Once I realized that the answer was pretty simple. I turned a recess in each half and then turned a spline that fit into both recesses and acts as the tenon. Another method would be to use magnets to hold the 2 halves together, I may have to give that a try sometime.