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TWO-COLOR CONCEPT

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Blog series by BertFlores58 updated 11-13-2012 08:36 AM 4 parts 9365 reads 28 comments total

Part 1: TWO TONE HEXAGONAL BOX

11-02-2012 01:53 PM by BertFlores58 | 9 comments »

How can you make variety of design using only two colors? Starting with this question long time ago (maybe a year past), the main reason is to just choose what is available wood that you can say dark and light, black and white, etc…. this has triggered me into designing a TWO TONE Concept. We can start the series by using NARRA parquet (I don’t know if this will run-out, I have still 4 sacks of 2×6 inches old parquet flooring.) and WHITE LAUAN (also from scrap 2×3...

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Part 2: Hexagonal Box - Part 2

11-09-2012 08:06 AM by BertFlores58 | 3 comments »

For the second time that I have to continue the making of hexabox under the two tone concept. The first part ended in the mitering using a 45 degree chamfering bit by router manually. STEP 4. The Assembly After routing and ready for assemble.. Notice the gap caused by using the 45 degree instead of the 60 degree.. I need to caulk it with 30 degree wedges. The priority is the sides have to be erected perpendicular and insert the caulking pieces so I have to make glue the bottom ...

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Part 3: Diamond Grill Box Part 1

11-12-2012 09:21 AM by BertFlores58 | 7 comments »

The Design. The two-color concept gives me an idea of using two colors of wood that are contrasting. With the limitation of making contrast, a big board requires stripes motif or grilled motif to give the necessary symmetry of a solid wall. A diamond grill makes it so attractive with a background wall in it. The Wood. Since dull red Narra (from old floor parquet flooring) and a few strips of white board (probably a hard pine from crate) are available, the red and white grill ca...

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Part 4: Wooden Hinges for Diamond Grill Box Part 2

11-13-2012 08:36 AM by BertFlores58 | 9 comments »

HINGES There are lot of hinges that we can use for boxes. Hardwares such as metals, brass, and others are hard to find in the local hardware here in my place. Pin hinges are easy to do but not very convenient to use when the wood are not so strong to hold the pin. Often times, drilled holes are not allign. Wooden Hinges. The first hinge that I made was fitted on this box. The second was a differently fitted in a cylinder. The third will be this …. From 1/4 thick of yaka...

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