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…
TILL NEXT …