who can give me a hand?
Still working on the serpentine table. I'd come up with a design for the lower part between the legs. It will not only strengthen the legs, but it needs that to balance it all out too. At least, that's what I think. I carved the 4 supports for the middle section while on holiday (previous log). This weekend I turned the fruit bowl that will go in the middle and started carving the fruit on top.
I always knew I had I come up with a solution on how to make the 4 supports exactly fit between the legs. So while designing I figured I would make the ends of the 4 pieces surrounding the middle section circular. If the bowl in the middle would have a circular dimension vertically I could make it fit by just lowering or raising the bowl compared to the legs .
So far so good. But what kind of jig could do the job?? Keeping it all in position while fastening each support? While carving the fruit i let my head spin and all weekend I have been testing out all sorts of weird set ups. Elastic bands, sticky wax, wire... Non seem to be steady enough... or precise enough... Plus the realization I miss an extra set of hands, or two :-S
Finally this is what I've come up with; a primitive set up made out of card board. This seems to do the trick to keep all 5 parts in place while they are still loose. I will make the definite one out of wood once the fruit is done. I've got banana's and apples, gotta do some grapes as well :-P One hurdle out of the way... the fastening will be the next... brrr... who want's to give me a hand?