POINT TO POINT #2: The Martyn's Mitre Way + David's Dado

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 09-10-2011 01:21 PM 2366 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Veneer works - a new challenge Part 2 of POINT TO POINT series Part 3: The finale »

Here is the progress….

I finished the 4 sides veneering… the top, the bottom and the two sides….

As planned… the four side will be miter joint.. I used a router (portable) and use a guide that was clamped. I am a good follower of Martyn, so I stick two layers of tape on the outside face and make the 90 degree cut with 0.5mm left at the most. Made also the bevel cut for the lid cover (this will later be the lips). It is easily cut by a knife….

Then, preventing glue spatter, I had put a masking tape on the edge of the bevels to be glued to protect for unwanted glue.

Thereafter the hollow box…... glued and being dried up…NO CLAMPS USED ONLY TAPE.

Looking at the top side:

The bottom side:

That was really a good job to learn from Martyn. The only difficult part is setting up the depth of the cut and the router guide being set-up ont the board. Next time, I will make a jig for that method.

DAViD’S (Patron) way on closing the ends…
The two open ends must be closed. The best way to do this is how I look at David made it. I square first the box with the router with 1/8 spiral bit (Rand, Thanks for it). The wood is so hard that I broke one bit. I have still spare bits so I made it two passes.

Using 1/4 spiral bit, I made the dado or shoulder to cater for the boards inside. The depth is a little bit shallow to allow sanding for the board. A slight change from David’s way, I made it directly on the box itself while David do it prior assembly… I have to do it this way because I expect some errors on the squareness of the board.

Then the board is fitted… incidentally… My camera requires charging… So there was no photo taken.
Finished the veneering… glue up then finally I am there. Took me a whole day just doing this box.


The bottom…

TILL NEXT…. the lid lips and the finishing….

-- Bert

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 01:29 PM

it sure is coming out nice bert

just like you designed it

well done

and thanks for the sequential steps

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 01:30 PM

That’s really impressive, Bert! Not only the execution, but also the design itself. The veneer looks great. I love the pattern. You do amazing work!

Sheila :)

-- 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 09-10-2011 01:51 PM

Sheila and David,
Thanks! You just replenished my tiredness today for those phrases you mentioned. I was about to surrender specially during the assembly portion when I lost track of the pattern. I just don’t know what wood I used on this project.. They are all recycled from scrap n leftovers..

-- Bert

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 01:58 PM

It was well worth the incredible amount of energy, Bert. I really do think it is a lovely piece. :)


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

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 03:00 PM

Wow, that is superb. It looks great so far – looking forward to seeing it finished.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#6 posted 09-10-2011 04:41 PM

Brilliant Bert. Well done. Glad to see you’ve marked where the knife cut should go on the outside. This is coming along wonderfully. Looking forward to next part and/or project post.

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

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#7 posted 09-10-2011 05:24 PM

Great Bert
It’s no small task to design something this special but when you execute it with precision as well it is a truly remarkable achievement.
All three of you should be proud of this fine result.

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

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#8 posted 09-10-2011 08:57 PM

very cool

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 09-10-2011 10:34 PM

Marvelous job mate…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 09-11-2011 03:25 AM

Wow, this is like Martyn’s work, but oversize! Nice work, even though it makes my eyes go wonky.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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