Perpetual Flip Calendar

Perpetual Flip Calendar


Walnut (heartwood and sapwood)… Walnut (heartwood and sapwood)…and cherry Ripping boards to even widths Ripping boards into thinner strips. Planing smooth. Adding decorative fluting. Nice. Chopping evenly sized tiles. Drawing numbers (odd sides) Flip odd tiles end-for-end and draw the corresponding even number. A coat of spray lacquer. Some thin, scrap walnut. Cutting to width (a hair wider than the tiles) Using the morso guillotine to slice 45° miters For more gluing surface area, the tops and bottoms get a special shape. Slicing out the waste at another 45° Test assembly. Drilling out viewing holes on the front & back. Another test fit. A scrap block for the center pivot. Drilling hole for the pivot rod. One side gets a gorgeous walnut piece. Obligatory knolling shot. Glue up. Gluing the center pivot… in the center. Drilling the pivot hole all the way through. Some final sanding. Finishing coat of polyurethane. Other side gets an acrylic viewing window. Drilling hole for the pivot rod. Ready for assembly! Bottom half gets 1,3,5,7,9,11,13 & 15 Top half gets 29,27,25,23,21,19.17 Test assembly. How the tiles iterate through the calendar. One more time, extra slow! Works well! Let’s make a base out of a chunk of oak. Marking out a space slightly bigger than the calendar itself. Hogging it out on the bandsaw. Smoothing the cut edges. Cutting to correct height. Drilling pivot holes. Finishing with more polyurethane. Final assembly.

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