MEGAN'S BOX - Made for a purpose

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Blog series by BertFlores58 updated 07-10-2010 12:16 PM 4 parts 8858 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: A box with a purpose

06-23-2010 12:03 AM by BertFlores58 | 6 comments »

It all started when I posted Janna’s box. LJ Rand was captivated of its simplicity and being an elegant design. I was not expecting that in my private message, Rand and I have same common thing: Janna received the box as a graduation gift and Rand needed one for Megan, step grand daughter. That’s the only one I know. But just this morning 6/21/10, a surprise condition of Megan came up from Rand’s comment that Megan will undergo brain surgery and she was happy about the ...

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Part 2: Developing skill - fast and easy way

06-23-2010 09:28 AM by BertFlores58 | 6 comments »

Thereafter the box side joined together, the challenge was over. The rest joint will come in… THE TRAYSIn order to avoid monotony of color, MOLAVE (Philippine Hardwood with yellow finish) was choosen as the sides and black KAMAGONG was the bottom plate. Dovetail cutting was easy on Molave. Though it is hard, the saw cuts with slippery surface. The Molave contains its own oil. The hard part will be the gluing. I was so careful to smear the glue because it reacts to the oil of th...

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Part 3: The Final Look Before It Flies

06-27-2010 03:43 AM by BertFlores58 | 5 comments »

After 3 coats of polyurethane, here are some photos that I will keep: From Philippines to USA …. fly and be with your owner… Megan

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Part 4: Finally It Landed

07-10-2010 12:16 PM by BertFlores58 | 0 comments »

Let us see and look into the words and feelings of our fellow LJ who just received Megan’s box. It is my honor to say that LJ Rand should be known by everyone how he feels about the box that he received from me. Most of us just look into the photos of our projects, make comments, appreciate, share ideas and techniques but what about if you yourself manage to have a hand on the real thing? I had once had visited Philly actually set foot on his shop and hold on to his planes. Its ...

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