Monday, July 11, 2011
Finally getting to the sculpting! In this episode, we transfer a pattern I drew to the panels then mark them for pre-sculpting. The pre-sculpting is done with a router so I took the opportunity to give you a side-by-side view of the OF-1400 vs the OF-2200 each working a panel. The dust collection on both is fantastic.
Then comes the sculpting of each panel. In real-time, each panel took close to an hour depending on the complexity. I won't put you through watching an hour of sanding :) The clip is about 4 minutes to highlight certain aspects of the shaping process. I have a couple tips to share about using the RAS-115 and RO-90 at the end that get demonstrated.
Lastly, you get to see the three panels side-by-side in a fairly rough state; the embossing will be lowered considerably, but I talk about some effects I can use while they are still pronounced.
This week, I'll work on removing the old vanity as I need to get any plumbing changes done first before planning the depth of the drawers. My neighbor (my plumber) has been out for a week so I'm behind on this! Once the drawer sizes are decided, we'll go through doing those. In spare time (!!) I'll complete the shaping of the panels as they won't be needed until after the drawers are built.
In the video, I mention using Iwasaki rasps and plane files. I got some of mine through Highland Woodworking. D'oh! I shouldn't have gone there to get the link... there are so many more I'm interested in for other projects :) Even if you don't plan on shaping anything, I'd recommend getting a set of the very fine files. With the flat one, you can adjust tenons very quickly, clean mortise sides, and any number of other 'flat' corrections. You'll be impressed by how they cut.
So scratch-n-sniff an offcut of Mahogany for that right-in-the-action sensation! Cue it up...
Now earlier this week, someone on the FOG had some questions about handling the RO-90 especially in rotary mode. They wanted to see some raw footage basically so I took the raw footage of sculpting, removed the RAS-115, and sped it up. Are you an insomniac? This is the cure! Again, it is raw footage so just me sanding with the RO-90 for 8 minutes... the tune is good, though!