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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 04-07-2010 03:47 PM 3513 reads 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Outside my comfort zone again. This is my second experiment with the bandsaw and patterns.

Materials are Yew and Ebony. The patterns are about 50×120mm and 7mm thick.

They’re more like Tiger and Anti-Tiger as one is obviously the negative of the other.

Can’t make my mind up whether to make two individual boxes or slap them together lengthways to make one long pattern for something like a pencil box.

Front side

Back side

Side by side

Or I could slice them through the thickness and make two pencil boxes. Decisions, decisions.

Well I couldn’t resist it. I split the patterns. A bit like cloning

So two pencil boxes with sliding lids here we come.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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#1 posted 04-07-2010 06:10 PM

or bookmatch them for the fiddleback look…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 07:18 PM

I like the last one best. Man that is sweet

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 08:57 PM

WOW!

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 11:11 PM

Cool looking pieces

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 04-08-2010 12:28 PM

William Blake would be proud…

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#6 posted 04-08-2010 01:39 PM

I love experiments:-) Did you find that the bandsaw left a nice enough surface that no gaps were seen when you glued the pieces back together? I know stacking the pieces while cutting makes an almost identical saw cut in both pieces just wasn’t sure if it turns out to be a “perfect” joint.

That is a very cool idea though and I would say the results of the experiment were extremely positive!

So is it four pencil boxes all together or are you gluing the split pieces to make just two lids? Can’t wait to see the results.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#7 posted 04-08-2010 02:22 PM

Jeff

The edge finish is ragged but both halves usually lock within about 1/2mm of the original location. Most times you loose the odd millimetre at the edges of the pattern due to staggered location.

Its going to be two pencil boxes and I may have to make a totally new piece for the join in the predominantly yew version, the Ebony joins almost seamlessly.

So off for some fun with s dovetail router bit!

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 04:28 PM

Incidentally Jeff for the real knowledge on this method read Patron’s blogs. There’s some really good stuff in there.

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#9 posted 04-09-2010 06:22 PM

Wow – amazing

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#10 posted 08-21-2010 06:37 PM

Do you use a really thin blade or how do you get the pieces to fit together so well?

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#11 posted 08-21-2010 06:59 PM

Kevin. The technique involves double sided taping two sheets of dissimilar wood together and sawing them on a bandsaw with a standard 1/4” blade. This will leave the sides of any pattern slightly stepped by the blade cut which will lock if you slide the pieces slightly. Both types of wood were cut at the same time in exactly the same way. So you can mix and match the two precisely.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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