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Clipboard #4: Two Outta Three Ain't Bad

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 10-02-2010 08:07 PM 1322 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Tumbling Dice (blocks) Part 4 of Clipboard series Part 5: Ah, there's me clipboard »

Just a mini-blog today as I’ve found out the yacht varnish takes 12 hours to dry. Two coats, two sides thats two days. So I can’t show the clip fitting yet but I can show you how the two sides turned out.

I took the board out of the clamp. Flat as a pancake, no ripples in the veneer. Little Boy never lets me down. The edges were trimmed to size. and on the work side I trimmed back the veneer at both ends by about 10mm and fitted a new piece of veneer with grain parallel to the edge. This board is going to get some heavy punishment and this minimises split ends on the veneer. I then rounded off the corners (same reason) and sanded the edges half round. Finish sanded both sides to 240 grit, by hand, the drum sander would be through the 0.6mm veneer in no time.

Heres a detail shot of the work side

full width shot

And heres one of the pattern side, with the first coat of varnish on

I’ll be varnishing for the next day or so. So don’t expect a blog tomorrow.

Be seeing you.

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



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 10-02-2010 08:12 PM

Awesome! :)

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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Flemming

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#2 posted 10-02-2010 08:25 PM

fantastic Martyn :)
it’s got your signature on it, so now no one can borrow your clip board long term ;)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 10-02-2010 08:35 PM

Flemming – I plan on engraving my name on the inside of the clip. It’ll be obvious whose it is when you open it. I’ve been thinking over this business of people borrowing it. Our company is small and everybody knows everyone else. If it does go missing the person responsible would never be able to use it. Needless to say I will be taking great care of it. You never can trust those pesky customers!

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 10-02-2010 08:43 PM

it looks good Martyn

and you are right about costummers :-)
think on how great it wuold bee if they just send the money and stay away…lol

Dennis

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degoose

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 09:06 PM

Get out of here!!!! that is fantastic…

-- 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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#6 posted 10-02-2010 10:25 PM

Thanks guys. Second side, first coat, drying now.

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

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BigTiny

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 10:28 PM

Hi Martyn.

If my version comes out half as nice as yours, I’ll be ecstatic! Beautiful workmanship my friend. Simply beautiful.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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shipwright

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 10:46 PM

Really, Really nice Martyn. I love optical illusion. You do very nice work.

Paul

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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SPalm

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 11:03 PM

Looks great.
Nice to see your veneer press works so well. You don’t have to have vacuum.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Bearpie

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#10 posted 10-03-2010 02:29 AM

This came out great! Go to a vet shop and get a micro chip to put in the board to keep it from wandering off? lol

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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littlecope

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#11 posted 10-03-2010 07:49 AM

Nothing says “Martyn’s Clipboard” better than a finely done tumbling block design!!
It looks terrific, my Friend… I hope that it brightens your work-days!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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BritBoxmaker

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#12 posted 10-03-2010 11:45 AM

Thank you all for your encouraging comments.

Something I forgot to mention about this project. Its cost me nothing but the time to make it. For the first time ever I have not had to buy anything for a project. It was all already there in the shop. Even the clip is secondhand, from an old battered clipboard. Second coat of varnish, first side now on and drying. This yacht varnish really is like treacle (molasses). Still you can work it properly with the brush. Today I hope to be engraving my name on the inside of the clip.

Mostly though I’ll be re-fettling the bandsaw and continuing work on the ‘Great Lumberjock Shoe Challenge’, always do one thing everyday that scares you.

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

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Cozmo35

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#13 posted 10-04-2010 08:49 PM

Great work Martyn!

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

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