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

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 1054 days ago 1425 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the progress….

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

MARTYN’S WAY OF MITRE JOINT:
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.

HERE IS IT NOW AFTER SEVERAL WORKS DONE WITHOUT PHOTOS….

The bottom…

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

-- Bert



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patron

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#1 posted 1054 days ago

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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1054 days ago

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 :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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BertFlores58

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#3 posted 1054 days ago

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..
Thanks,

-- Bert

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1054 days ago

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

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Tootles

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#5 posted 1054 days ago

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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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 1054 days ago

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. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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shipwright

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#7 posted 1054 days ago

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 fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 1054 days ago

very cool

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

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degoose

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#9 posted 1054 days ago

Marvelous job mate…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 1054 days ago

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

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