42 #3: Heart of Gold

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 884 days ago 1310 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello again.

First thing to do today is mark out all the hinge fingers on L,R and T. Pretty much like this

The cutting regime is shown here on T. Left to right. Marked out, Sycamore layer removed, Sapele layer removed

When all three fingers are removed the Walnut piece is hinged to this piece with masking tape. Walnut layer lowermost. The knife is used to transfer the outlines to this layer.

The Sapele/Sycamore layer is hinged off of this to reveal the outline markings. These are cut out with the knife as well.

with Sapele downmost the pin is placed in the hinge pin groove and glue applied to the Walnut piece. This is hinged closed again and held until dry (using superglue this is a matter of 30 seconds, ten if you use an accelerator).

This cutting and gluing procedure is repeated for the other two sides (L and R) until this is what you have

These are laid out in the order they will be attached. In the next episode we see what happens when Arthur Dent hits the infinite improbability drive in order to avoid being nuked and cut the back and front (B and F) finger joints.

Now where’s the tea?

Be seeing you.

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

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#1 posted 884 days ago

I would be nuked well before now.. you must have really small fingers and really good eyes…

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

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#2 posted 884 days ago

sweet and simple

all it takes
is your open mind

well done

-- 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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#3 posted 884 days ago

Well the fingers are good, Larry and I work using one of those lamps with a magnifying lens in the middle. In order to keep my concentration I play rock music in the background and drink copious quantities of tea!

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

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#4 posted 884 days ago

Looks good. Open mind, closed hinges.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 884 days ago

thanks Martyn, great post .got the rock music and a couple of herbs i mean tea sometime beer not till i am thur with the cuts.some time my mind want to wonder on more than one part of my project and the music helps i,m just weird i guess.being new i use all the aids i can to concentrate.Bob Seager’s against the wind gets played a lot

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 884 days ago

Very nice and precise work. It is looking good.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 884 days ago

Martyn this is great, can’t wait!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#8 posted 884 days ago

Making more sense to me the further you go. Now that’s a scary thought!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 884 days ago

It is looking great, Martyn. Such a lot of precision cutting! It is nice to see the process, too. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us. :)


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

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#10 posted 883 days ago

Just like watching a TV series . . . can’t wait for the next episode. Thanks for your efforts Martyn.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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