Watch Box #3: Fitting the medallion

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Blog entry by Andy posted 12-28-2011 01:47 AM 8733 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Cutting and assembly Part 3 of Watch Box series Part 4: Glueing in the medallion »

I cut the lid a little oversize and made a jig to route out for the maple center panel (medallion).

And after.

I always make a test piece to size the real insert to.

And here is the maple insert prior to rounding the corners which I do by eye on a disc sander and final fit with a sanding block a little at a time.

Stay tuned

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 01:55 AM

Thanx for sharing, Andy. This is what I like about this site . . . I’m constantly learning from the best in the business!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 02:14 AM

Sweet blog..: love your work bro

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 02:26 AM

I’m watching too. LOL! Hey checked the web sight SWEET! love the waterfall pic. and since I am a newbie enjoyed the drama of boxes I’ve not seen, :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 07:15 AM

Very good!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 04:52 PM

Andy: This is a beautiful setup and job you have going here. It’s passing the Morrison test. LOL

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#6 posted 12-28-2011 06:33 PM

Oh man, that’s some scary stuff, mortising for that medallion! It was worth it, though; the figure is incredible.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 01-05-2012 07:32 PM

+1 to what bertha said. Andy, I’ve admired your work for so long.. its nice to see how you accomplish these feats!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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