Saw this thing on Pinterest a while ago and liked it a lot. The original was something dark (walnut I guess) and made from one single piece of wood. Unfortunately solid pre-surfaced wood is hard/impossible to get as a hobbyist in Germany. That’s why I used what we can get: sheets made of real wood glued together aka “leimholz”.
Things I learned:
- I need a tray bit. It seems that we don’t have a German word for this kind of bits (or i couldn’t find it) so I needed to order from china. I am curious how it will work. For this I used an end mill and some kind of round nose bit. But the round nose bit did not work as I expected because it was not able to clear the inside of the pocket. That’s what I used the endmill for.
- I need a planer
- i hate manual sanding. Because of my poor bit choice I needed to sand a lot to get the radius smooth. In the end I lost motivation and that’s why there are some marks still visible in the pockets. Any tips how to sand pockets like this with tool support?