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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 05-05-2010 08:07 PM 1564 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well got all my little bits from the personal challenge pic a home. As you can see the box is now called Little Bess (after one of our cats, black, Porgy and Bess).

The first thing to do was re-saw the Ebony into six boards (though how you can call something 38×36x3mm a board escapes me) so I squared up the offcut on the disc sander

Set up the table saw with an existing 3mm zero clearance jig, see also two push sticks (scrap MDF),

And sawed it into 6×3mm Boards, no flitches thats better.

I then cleaned these up on the belt sander with a 180 grit belt

Now I’ve got sized, square, stock I’m going to decide what sort of box to make.

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



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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 05-05-2010 08:12 PM

Some of you may wonder how I get six 3mm flitches out of a 27mm blank. Thin blade, 1.7mm. I’ll leave the math to your good selves. The sanding has taken them down to 2.5mm thick (1/10”).

Martyn

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

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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#2 posted 05-05-2010 08:14 PM

Wow, love that 3mm ZC setup!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 05-05-2010 08:17 PM

Thanks

Yeah its a bit ‘hairy’ having the fence set high but it keeps the stock upright. I tried inserts but my saw just chews them up. The blade gulley is only about 1/2” wide.

Martyn

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

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 05-05-2010 10:41 PM

Martyn, the way you are…”micro”...managing that wood, you could build a boat. LOL!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 05-05-2010 10:45 PM

Well maybe not a boat, perhaps a bucket.

Martyn

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

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patron

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#6 posted 05-06-2010 02:45 AM

thats good thinking , martyn .

build a bucket first ,
then a boat .
if the boat doesn’t work out ,

you can always ’ bail ’ (LOL) !

i thought you were just going to cut the top off ,
and rout a hollow into the body .

this should be fun !

-- 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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#7 posted 05-06-2010 02:51 AM

I’m already prepared to be amazed.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Mary Anne

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#8 posted 05-06-2010 02:52 AM

This looks like fun. Fun for us to watch!
I look forward to what kind of joints you are going to use on those 2.5mm “boards”.

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stefang

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#9 posted 05-06-2010 11:10 AM

With a tiny project like this, there isn’t much room for mistakes or “redesign” as we sometimes prefer to call it. That makes your project all the more challenging and more unique since not many are willing to tackle work on this scale.

This is a great blog Martyn. There are probably lots of folks with limited space to work and store materials. Your blog will demonstrate that woodworking can be just as fun and challenging on a micro level as producing large pieces. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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lumberdustjohn

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#10 posted 05-06-2010 01:43 PM

Looking forward to a fantastic finish.
On your mark,
Get set.

GO

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 05-06-2010 02:56 PM

Thank you all for the encouragement. I only hope I can fulfil the expectation. I do like a challenge though.

Martyn

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#12 posted 05-07-2010 07:01 PM

David (Patron) your sense of humour is an endless inspiration. There only one strangely spelt word this time.

lol

Martyn

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

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