Monday, September 28, 2009

Compound Your Joy

This is a pattern for a small compound cut desk ornament. You will need a block of wood 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 4" to cut the pattern.

I want to take a minute to talk about the pattern I posted yesterday. When I post a pattern I like to include a picture of the finished project. Sometimes I don't have time to actually cut the pattern so I simulate the picture with wood textures. That was the case with yesterdays post.

Because the picture is simulated it can confuse some readers as to how it should be cut. Yesterdays pattern was designed to be cut in sections and glued to a backer board. If you look at the picture and then look at the pattern it will usually make more sense. In most of my patterns you can think of the gray as the wood and the white sections need to be cut away.

I don't mean to be condescending but I had one email that made me laugh. He let me know that it was absolutely humanly impossible that I could have cut that pattern by hand. The lines were just too straight. I guess the simulated picture looked pretty convincing. :)

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