My first simple box

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Blog series by Benighted updated 08-05-2010 01:39 AM 3 parts 4106 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Cutting the wood.

07-30-2010 01:11 AM by Benighted | 4 comments »

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 currentl...

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Part 2: Mitering and the BIG question.

07-30-2010 01:49 AM by Benighted | 7 comments »

Were moving along here, this time I’ll be mitering, and this will be done with a jig on the shooting board. Like this: Two edges mitered… Outside of mitered joint, not perfectly aligned in this dry fit test. inside of joint: Now to the BIG Question… Which wood do you think I should use for the top and bottom… the choices are: Maple: Cocobolo: Purpleheart: Wenge: I also have some bubinga, but it’s a little bit to thin for the look ...

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Part 3: smallish update

08-05-2010 01:39 AM by Benighted | 2 comments »

Well, haven’t had a lot of time for my little box the last days but got a hour or so today rough-planing the miters and selecting and planing the exact piece of the maple I wanted to use for the top. And I think you guy’s who voted did the right selection, looks real good now that the wood is planed and the figure starts to show… The wood is just straight maple but I selected a piece which one end had a quite large branch going through the wood as I hoped it would have so...

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