POINT TO POINT #1: Veneer works - a new challenge

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 09-04-2011 10:43 AM 2599 reads 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of POINT TO POINT series Part 2: The Martyn's Mitre Way + David's Dado »

Though this has started from a new design THE POINT TO POINT and
furthermore, I started building up the box.

I am new to this veneering work. I am enjoying this. Maybe I can now realize some of my designs that really requires a lot of precision cutting. Using knife on straight cutting is not new to me. My father taught me a lot of techniques in cutting straight lines with paper. He had a bookbinding equipment that we normally cut the papers using a big knife which is specially sharpened. Nowadays, blades (dispossable) will not give you a hardtime sharpening.

I want to give thanks to Martyn (Britboxmaker) for encouraging me to do such designs. Also for David (Patron) guiding me on how to make a dado for a box which I used mostly in fixing the box bottom. And, I wont forget that even for a small idea but very useful for me… GaryK who give a tip how to sharpen the knife blade during his series on the dining table and chairs. And to all LJs who in a way had given a lot of encouragement like Rand who gave me the most needed router bit during my work.

Here is the latest photo I had taken today. I was almost finished with the top and the bottom with two sides. But my neck is so stiff already that I have to rest…

My plan is to follow Martyn on his technique in making a Miter (He spelled it mitre) box. I have not done this yet for complete miter joints. I will use 4 sides miter joints. Here are the four sides:

You can see the center one will be the top or the lid, the right and left are the two sides.

The star will be bottom side… Unfinished veneer yet.

I will do the miter using a 90 degre bit using router (Saturday). My plan is to complete the box by fixing the rear and front side using David’s technique…. making a shoulder inside then insert the board right in. This will allow me to prevent errors. Then later…I will apply the veneer using a point to point technique.

Teaser… It took me a hard time to look for the baseboard to use… from my wood piles… see this:

If you have some other ideas…. just let me know…


-- Bert

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 12:00 PM

Coming along nicely, Bert. Good luck with the mitre (miter) cuts and a wise move using a router bit. A lot less fraught and as you say it minimises errors, due to only one setup per cut. I look forward to the next episode.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 02:10 PM

My goodness, Bert! This is wonderful! It is so interesting to see how you are doing this. I can’t wait to see the next installment. Great work! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 09-04-2011 04:39 PM

Looking very good Bert.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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