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Dance on a Volcano II #4: Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 12-01-2012 05:48 PM 1554 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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At three o’clock in the morning my brain usually wakes up. It then starts to worry about random things. In an effort to stop this keeping me awake for the rest of the night I generally give it something real to worry about. Like how on Earth do I perform EZ Mitre on a box with only 17mm of contact at each corner. To illustrate

The four black corners at the top have joints 17 mm long to the sides. Scary. This seemed to be enough to divert my waking mind. Well it said you’ve got that 116 mm sq. x 18 mm piece of MDF that fits snugly in the centre of the pattern.
True.
Put it back in and then I suggest you do this, cut a 90 mm wide piece of 6 mm MDF into three pieces, thus

Then re-arrange the two triangular bits like this

and join them together by gluing the third bit across them like this

Very nice I said to myself but then what?
Use them as a cutting jig!

This allows you to cut off the excess all around the board. Set the blade height to just over the board thickness (8 mm to be on the safe side) and set the distance to the fence to 90 mm minus the height on your drawing of the corner of the 116 mm jig from the box base. 90-30 =60mm, to the left hand side of the blade. Then cut the excess off so

Do this for the first three sides then adjust the blade height to completely cut through the jig as well on the fourth side.

Now you have a board like this

and a distance jig for your EZ-Mitre routing that will also hold down that little top triangle and stop it flying out.

Well OK, if you say so but I’m not convinced.
Trust me I used to be an engineer.

So I taped up the mitre lines and re-inserted the square jig. Placed the new distance jig on and routed the first side.

And so on rotating anti-clockwise on all four sides. Looking at the underside I was sucessful

Yipee! I cut out the four corners with my scalpel and glued and taped it up.

The Eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted what you think is a flaw

Already sorted. This came up as an issue during the 3D modeling in CAD. There will be four inserts made and glued in to cover this ‘gap’. The rest is as for normal Shell box construction so the next time you see this should be in the projects section in a short while.

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 12-01-2012 05:53 PM

So cool! Your sleepless night was well-spent! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this come together. You are quite masterful at this, you know.

Wonderful concept and execution!

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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#2 posted 12-01-2012 05:59 PM

Martyn the mind boggles at the complexity and the size

that it all fits into.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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CalgaryGeoff

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#3 posted 12-01-2012 06:03 PM

Amazing work. I think you are a wood surgeon. “Yipee! I cut out the four corners with my scalpel and glued and taped it up.” Sounds like surgery to me. Actually even better, it’s wood working.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#4 posted 12-01-2012 06:03 PM

amazing

-- Joel

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#5 posted 12-01-2012 06:24 PM

My brain exploded about halfway through this but…..................you do a FINE job on all your work.

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

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#6 posted 12-01-2012 08:52 PM

Again! The ts in your hands and mind will make impossible be possible.
Excellent idea for the morning to start my Sunday here .
Cheers,

-- Bert

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#7 posted 12-01-2012 08:56 PM

bleary eyed
at 3 am
staring into the darkness

a thought ....... no
another ….. no

an action ….... yes

-- 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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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 12-01-2012 09:49 PM

Strangely it all seems to be visualised at arms length in front of me, David.

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

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#9 posted 12-01-2012 10:06 PM

i am fortunate
to have the mind of a cad too

i can do all the visuals
from very close
to further away
and turn them around
and take them apart
to see where and how to begin

-- 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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#10 posted 12-01-2012 11:11 PM

this seems a little different then what i do with my boxes…there might be a few different angels..or is it color..well, ill study it for awhile.

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 12-02-2012 11:24 AM

Lol, David.

Having fun with the gap filling beading right now. May finish today, may not.

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

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#12 posted 12-03-2012 09:38 PM

Martyn, I would so like to wander around in your mind while you come up with these designs and methods of making them real. I am sure all the while Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day with Jethro. As always, beautiful job my friend,..beautiful job!!

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

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#13 posted 01-05-2013 12:22 AM

Your box work is totally amazing! I don’t think I could ever come up with the stuff you do…my math isn’t up to par! LOL….stunning stuff…love it!

-- Sue (Susan) Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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