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My first simple box #1: Cutting the wood.

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Blog entry by Benighted posted 1455 days ago 823 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi all!

What a great reception one gets here at LJ, just incredible :)

First I’ll start telling a little bit about me, I’m a 32 yo man/boy from Link√∂ping Sweden, and wood has always been love of mine. Love living trees, and when they die i love to use them to do something with it, mostly until this time the projects have been more utilitarian and not so fine tuned, except possibly for a guitar neck I’ve made, photos of this will probably come later on as it is currently being re-sanded to remove a nitrocelulose varnish that cracked a bit…

The project I’m currently working on is a small keepsake/jewelry box made from African walnut (related to mahogany) and just for fun I decided only to use handtools while building it, I do love the feeling of creating something by your own power.

The lumber is a bit that is 52mm thick about 300mm wide and 3m long, so it should be with me on several more projects. The top and bottom will be in some other wood which still is undecided.

Lets start cutting :)

First I rip it to width:

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And it has been crosscut also:
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Some alcohol to check the color:
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still a lot of rough cutting marks on the top
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First piece ripped to thickness (and planed smooth).
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More or less bookmatched pieces:
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Crosscut to size:
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Test:
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-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.



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Benighted

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#1 posted 1455 days ago

Hmm… The pics came out a bit wide :S

Edit: Fixed it with links instead :)

-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.

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rsladdwoodworks

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#2 posted 1455 days ago

look good keep working and you will get beater

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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davidroberts

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#3 posted 1455 days ago

looks great. nice looking wood. let’s see, to convert 33mm I would subtract 2 and divide by 3, or is it subtract 3 and divide by 2, er, just kidding, 25.4mm=1in roughly IIRC. “Some alcohol to check the color…. and the first board is ripped.” Sounds right.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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Benighted

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#4 posted 1449 days ago

LOL @ davidroberts… yeah, I’m sorry for the metric stuff..

Thanks for the comments all, really appreciated, hopefully I’ll get better at woodworking so I can do something equaling some of the incredible stuff you guys create, but for the moment I’m content at learning the craft and loving every moment of it (well maybe not ripping wood by hand when I can’t get it real plumb, the cuts are quite straight but the plumb-ness still sucks ;))

-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.

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