Just finished my latest project which is a kind of kinetic art coffee table. Practically that means a CNC controlled 2-axis plotter that drags a steel ball through a thin sand bed making pattern reminiscent of a Japanese Zen garden. The concept has been around for a while, probably best known from Bruce Shapiro's "Sisyphus" kickstarter project
. Design was done in separate 3d-CAD, then 2-d drawings imported to Aspire (Vcarve would have worked as well) for all tool paths, mostly profile, also some pocket and moulding.
To fit my living room furniture, I made the table to match the design of my Ekornes chairs with a ring foot and looped legs:
The chair legs are molded beech plywood, which I can not do. So I decided to cut everything from walnut segments that comes somewhat close to the color of the chair's stained beech:
All foot/leg segments glued up. I will post separately about my experience with a new type of glue (hybrid silane) that I used successfully here:
Sanded and finished. I had not planned for the alignment dowels to be visible in the ring. But I did not pay enough attention that the slope cut of the ring top surface (moulding tool path) would expose the (supposedly blind) dowel holes. Oh well, does not look too bad.
More pics to follow.