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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 1096 days ago 4665 reads 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So do I it just sounds different.

Did it fit? The bottom shell into the top shell. Well sort of. It was tighter than a very tight thing. A light (yes thats how most of the world spells it) sanding later and it was a comfortable, moving, fit

You get a vacuum effect when you remove it as the air can’t easily get in to fill the increasing volume. To this end I route grooves along the sides, vertically, to allow an influx of air.

Problem solved. Next the mitred pedestal. Walnut cut to shape 12mm x 6mm.

This is the ideal time to route a bevelled corner off with this

This is cut into four pieces and mitred on the trusty old Mitring Jig

Set up like this the sides should come out the perfect length.

All glued on. The base looks a bit of a mess

So applied some stick on baise.

Once the inside top and outside bottom are polished up (wax) the two halves slide together with a satisfying slight whoosh of air. If you want to see what the whole thing looks like you’ll have to wait for the project post. Not long.

Be seeing you.

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



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7469 posts in 1517 days


#1 posted 1096 days ago

I was on the finished project page first an I noticed the vertical grooves in the sides. I wondered why they were there. From the photograph, at first glance I thought you pieced each of the sides together.

But after reading this, the light bulb came on and I had my “ah-ha!” moment. You are a smart man, Martyn. Talented and smart. I can see the groove making a world of difference.

The box itself it beautiful. Again, I love the softness of the coloring. Thank you for taking the time to document your process. Like many, I learn from every post. You are a great teacher.

Outstanding project! Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 1095 days ago

Nice one, WW.

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

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BertFlores58

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#3 posted 1095 days ago

Martyn,
Your method is the easiest way I see it. The accuracy that you ensure by using scale is very useful. I also like the way you make functional jigs. Table mounted routers, I need to reinforce myself with this. I use most of the time handheld routers and miter saw. For me, you are WW – Word of Wisdom. Everything in your blog is a lesson and food for thought. Thanks Master Boxologist.

-- Bert

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Paul

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#4 posted 1094 days ago

Thanks for your efforts in ‘Continuing Education’ for the rest of us. You’ve added to my workload again, that’s a good thing!

Paul

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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shopsmithpoppi

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#5 posted 1035 days ago

you are totally awesome and your work is as well. Keep making sawdust and I will keep reading about it.

-- Think it, See it, Design it. Build it, Enjoy it!

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