Tuesday, August 23, 2016


I wanted a rosette window in my boxes designed as small chapels of wood, so tried turning plexiglass round on the lathe to fit. After two attempts with it breaking each time, I changed course and used the scroll saw to cut it round. Next, I used the scroll saw free hand to make meandering cuts so that one side of the plexiglass circle can be mounted to each of the double doors. In the photo above, you can see a second door in the background, still covered by the paper used to mark the round shape, and the center line where the doors fit to each other.

This should add overall interest in the box. First, the viewer will be made curious about the objects viewed inside, and secondly, the viewer will be made curious about the craftsmanship involved in cutting glass (or even plexiglass) to such a close meandering fit.

Some may jump to the conclusion that computer technologies were involved. They were not.

Make, fix, create, and encourage others to learn likewise.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea with the plexiglass. It gets people's attention in a way that most woodworking projects don't.