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Blog series by BertFlores58 updated 466 days ago 7 parts 10865 reads 31 comments total

Part 1: Cylinder ends

732 days ago by BertFlores58 | 4 comments »

Probably the best technique in making a cylinder is making first the top and bottom. Then make the wall by following the contour of the ends. I made the two cylindrical ends by using a circular jig with mounted router using 1/8” spiral bit. Then I make a shoulder edges on same jig using 1/4 straight router bits. I do not have a picture of the round ends showing the dado edges. After the ends were both made, I selected a veneer tha can be wrapped around. I nailed brads to temp...

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Part 2: Splitting the cylinder.

727 days ago by BertFlores58 | 2 comments »

The cylinder is done and splitted into two parts. One becoming the lid and the other the container. INLAY ON TOP AND BOTTOM LID. The bottom showing the inlay The top showing the inlay Prior splitting the lid and container, I made the grove along in preparation for the lipping and banding. I use a Japanese saw to make the guide and then use a square file to make the grove and control the depth. This is the same method in making the groove for the top and bottom where an inlay...

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Part 3: The Original Plan is Better

726 days ago by BertFlores58 | 10 comments »

The LIPPING. Using my circular cutting jig for the router, I was able to fabricate a special rings that will serve as the lippings. It was several passes from two faces of the rings. the Lips has to be rabetted in such way that it will fit in all aspects. Here it is the final glue up…. not sanded yet. The last phase will be next week. THE HINGE and the FINISH. Nearly done. THE ORIGINAL PLAN IS BETTER…. I earlier planned to use strips of wood (semilar w...

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Part 4: Wooden Hinge for Cylinder... Is it possible?

711 days ago by BertFlores58 | 3 comments »

The hardest challenge in this series is to make the WOODEN HINGE for a cylinder side. The difficulty of the curve fitting and the alignment of the pin to cater the correct pivot. LID PART . The lid being the one that is on top will take the whole arc that will be close to the outermost part and length will just be enough to hold the post on each end. This must be tangent to the circumference and must be at right angle (at first only so as to route the slot that will hold the pin). You ...

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703 days ago by BertFlores58 | 9 comments »

The most memorable day of all the task I’ve done… THE HINGE IS FITTED DURING A FLOODY DAY IN MANILA. While almost everywhere in Manila is underwater, I finally glue up and made the slot for pin for the hinges. As it was raining hard, the glue was difficult to dry. The SLOT. The best way is to use 1/8 straight spiral bit for routing the slot. I use portable router and use the guide that will allow me to groove the hinge parallel to the top cover. There are two depth of slo...

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Part 6: Blocks stacked together

467 days ago by BertFlores58 | 3 comments »

Another simple way but needs the skillful hands in stacking domino like pieces vertically rather than horizontally. This came into my mind after looking at the candy circular plastic box. The lid is just right to work as the template guide for the circular arc. The photos below will just explain. After cutting the scrap pieces of different materials, I produced 3/8 inches thick 5/8×1 inch blocks. Cutting and planing manually is the only way for such small pieces so I used the mite...

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Part 7: Progress on Stacked blocks Cylinders

466 days ago by BertFlores58 | 0 comments »

Here are some pictures after taking out masking tape and regluing the gaps. This is the plastic lid that became the template for the circle. After regluing the gaps… It is still obvious that some gaps are not yet fully filled up. Closer… Still thinking of the best method of filling up the gaps….(Martyn [Britboxmaker] suggested to use Black epoxy for these as they will also add highlight to the design…. Take it from the expert, why not…) My purpose i...

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