That’s just the Foo Fighter’s track playing endlessly in my head ATM. Good enough title though. Anyways up when the triangles are glued up and re-arranged you get this.
When you re-saw them you get this
I glued and taped the re-saws using a technique David (Patron) calls a glue joint. Put glue on one piece of the joint. Slide them together with a little finger pressure until you get a ‘soft’ lock. Simples! Then tape them until they dry.
Then do the same with these four pieces, introducing Yew stringing to get this.
When thickness sanded it looks like this
The moody lighting is due to a rare appearance of a thing called ‘the Sun’. Not often seen in England, especially in summer.
Right this has been sanded using 150 grit and really needs to be taken down to 400 or 600 grit. Hand sanding. I know it involves actual work and is therefore generally frowned on these days but I still do it! I like to sand corner to corner on this sort of pattern so I use a quick and dirty holdfast.
Its at times like these you have to decide whether you have a ‘pretty’ bench (which you wouldn’t dare nail things into) or a ‘workbench’ (which you do ‘work’ on and therefore accept wear and tear with). I have the latter, a workbench. The above causes little trauma to the bench
I can live with that.
Now I use a sanding block from Mirka called, Abranet. I’m not on the payroll it just works, so I’m passing it on. Its a velcro covered foam pad with a firm side( dense foam ) and a not so firm side (less denser) like this
The pads are open net with a velcro backing
come in grits from 60 down to 600. I’d be very surprised if the same or similar is not available worldwide. Advantages are that it doesn’t clog easily and when it finally does you just vacuum out the dust and continue. The pads are quick change. They last for bloody ages, I haven’t worn one out yet in over a year. They also do a pad system with permanent dust removal by vacuum hose. The kit is about £35 ($55).
So when sanded down, sealed and trimmed ready for EZ Mitre (with a quick coat of polish, just for a look see) this is what the board looks like.
I put the board through steps 4 and five of EZ Mitre only and glue and tape up the result, so
That’s all for now as the glue is drying.
Be seeing you
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com