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Project SC #2: Got to get it together,now

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 08-09-2010 05:34 PM 1791 reads 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Tightrope walking for beginners Part 2 of Project SC series Part 3: Come together »

All those sticks. Laid out like the DNA sequence of something. I set to work decoding

and before long I almost had it

just insert two more waste pieces for the cut seperation like so

tape it all together, again,and re-arrange to make the net for a box. Which I turned over to see the pattern ‘in the raw’

Looking good, yeah. Now we see why I put a layer of masking tape between the ‘tens’ rows in the seperate 1/3rd of the pattern. It meant that after the slicing exercise I didn’t need to break the pattern in two to make the left and right sides. Oh I’m clever, so clever, so clever I didn’t see THIS!

I messed up. Big time. the first black row to the left of the cut seperator is 1mm too thin, throwing the whole pattern out. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!

Cup of tea. Deep breathing exercises

OK what I have to do is figure out a way to correct this before glue-up. This problem occurs on both left and right sides, predictably. The rest, the top and front and back, of the patterns are unaffected, thankfully. These can be glued but I don’t want to get out of sync so I’ll fix the left and right side first and glue the whole lot up at once.

See I do make mistakes! and I admit it too. No need to fall back yet for this one though. Hopefully I can fix it.
In the immortal words of the Governor of California ’I’ll be back’

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



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patron

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#1 posted 08-09-2010 05:54 PM

you seem to be responding to treatment well .

another year of thorazine ,

and you will be as good as new .

well done martyn ,

you keep out doing yourself !

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 08-09-2010 06:03 PM

I think we have all been there, Martyn. You have our deepest understanding! I used to tell my children that how many mistakes we make isn’t as important as what we LEARN from them. It is as if you were spinning twelve plates at once, thinking through all of this. It is just a little ‘hiccup’ and can certainly be rectified. I admire your ability to take a breath and tea break and come back with your guns blazing! That’s the spirit! (Thank God you are human!!!!)

You are among many friends! :)

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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lumberdustjohn

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#3 posted 08-09-2010 06:39 PM

Starting to look pretty busy.
I can’t wait to see this box!
I am sure I will be looking with sore eyes.
But knowing what all goes into this makes the smile spread wide.
Good luck!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 08-09-2010 06:40 PM

Martyn, a great man (I don’t know who) once said “If you ain’t making any mistakes, you ain’t doing any work!” This looks to be yet another great piece in the making. Good Luck!

BTW,...I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR NEW PICTURE!

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

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mafe

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#5 posted 08-09-2010 06:53 PM

I get seasick… So if this is any comfort, your box have a strong effect!
Keep the smile, it’s just wonderful.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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David Craig

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#6 posted 08-09-2010 07:01 PM

I think it can be said that any error that doesn’t make it to the glue-up isn’t an error but a lesson learned. If nothing else, Martyn, you just received a reminder on why your setups are so painfully precise in advance. Hang in there professor, don’t run, but walk to the finish line :)

David

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

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SPalm

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#7 posted 08-09-2010 07:12 PM

Martyn, a great man (I don’t know who) once said “If you make a mistake, you must be stupid” .

Sorry about your screw up,
Syeve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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David Craig

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#8 posted 08-09-2010 07:18 PM

Wow Steve, you knew my father? And he was famous?

David

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 08-09-2010 08:36 PM

The fix is in

The left one bad the right one fixed. Solution is break every line at the point of first pattern overlap. Realign both halves of pattern on masking tape so that ragged edge of overlap is on adjoining faces. Sand off overlapping rectangles flush. Re-tape two halves together. Now I’ve earned my dinner! TTFN (Ta ta for now)

By the way I thought it was funny, Syeve.

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

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Edward83

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#10 posted 08-09-2010 08:38 PM

Thanks for posting the progression on this, lookin good

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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SPalm

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#11 posted 08-09-2010 08:44 PM

Martyn, you are da Man. I never doubted you.

Good job Sir.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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degoose

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#12 posted 08-09-2010 09:29 PM

I think you need to read my forum post on inner peace...
BTW the one hundredth piece from the bottom left hand inner corner is not square…LOL

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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BritBoxmaker

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#13 posted 08-09-2010 09:31 PM

Larry was that the outer or inner piece ?

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#14 posted 08-09-2010 09:42 PM

and I´m back with the brain in learning mode
and oh my goodness you are realy going for the hole package
and wraping it around the corners
somewere there is still some hope for the rest of us after you have revealed that you are human after all.
in the second last picture it already looks gordius , I realy havn´t the slides fraktion of a mm against
to wait for the next reveal .

Dennis

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#15 posted 08-09-2010 09:57 PM

Well thats my EYES screwed up for the day thanks martin LOL…....

this is going to be your best yet for me

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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