Mondrian (inspired) #5: I get knocked down, but I get up again

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You ain’t ever gonna keep me down. Lyric spotters please feel free to comment.

I left you, last night, as I was hacking at the pattern board with a chisel. No, I’m not mad. I’ve done all the tests.

It worked. I repaired the pattern.

I re-placed the mask and all looks good.

Re-taped the pattern

I scored a knife line into the pattern,along the outside edge of the outer tape. In combination with a strip of Polycarbonate, which has a line scored on it at 20mm in from one edge, I lined up the two lines taping down the poly’ with double sided tape. Set the table saw fence to 20mm from the far side of the blade. Blade height to just under the pattern thickness and started to cut the pattern edges.

I generally cut off two adjacent edges. Check the cuts for square. Adjust if/as necessary and set the fence on the table saw to cut the full board width on the other two sides from these two reference sides.

Then I cut the mitres on the router table. Glued and taped it all up.

Now the wait for the glue to dry to see if it all meets up properly.

Be seeing you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#1 posted 1006 days ago

oh come on….you know its gonna be in the ball park..just has to be….....right…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1006 days ago

I’m waiting anxiously for the unveiling!!! It looks to be another treasure. I never doubted you, Martyn! I appreciate you sharing all parts of this process with us – even the bumps! It only raises my respect and admiration for what you accomplish. Great going!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 1006 days ago

Nice save.

Tubthumping ;)

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 1006 days ago

I knew you could do it Martyn….. where there is a will, there is a way!

This is going to be very special !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#5 posted 1006 days ago

Coming along very nicely indeed.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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David Craig

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#6 posted 1006 days ago

Nice save Martyn. My brother, who has MS, subscribes to the “You’re never gonna keep me down…” portion. I, myself, tend to lean too much towards the “He drinks a Whiskey drink…He drinks a Lager drink…” portion. As always, look forward to the finished masterpiece…

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

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#7 posted 1006 days ago

From the litle that is showing, It looks like it is going to be a great piece…

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 1006 days ago

That is so nice.
Best thoughts,

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

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#9 posted 1006 days ago

I never doubted for a moment Martyn… Nice Work!!
That’s going to be another amazing creation!!

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

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#10 posted 1006 days ago

Thank you again all.

SASmith and David, well spotted here’s the link to Tubthumping (I get knocked down)

The box is almost finished. I’ll post it in the projects section, probably tomorrow.

Now whiskey drink or lager drink ….......?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 1006 days ago

I’ll take a lager drink.

Nice one mate.

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#12 posted 1006 days ago

I tip my hat to you and my bottle of Lager!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#13 posted 1006 days ago

Proof once again that the master craftsman is not the one who never makes mistakes, he is the one who is able to fix them.

Looking forward to seeing the box in all its glory. It looks like this one is going to be really memorable.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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David Craig

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#14 posted 1006 days ago

Martyn’s link to the Tubthumping video won’t work on the American side of the ocean due to Universal Music Group restrictions. For those curious about the hub dub regarding the tubthump, this link should work

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

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#15 posted 1006 days ago

Mondrian is my favorite artist, and I have some ideas in my head for pieces inspired by him as well. I can’t wait to see the grand unveiling.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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