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Working title - LLB #5: A momentary lapse of reason

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 12-13-2014 01:40 PM 1509 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Old red eyes is back. Part 5 of Working title - LLB series Part 6: Rationalise »

Happened during this, more later

First thing to do is make up some legs. Padauk, 9 mm square.

Machined to shape on the router table

The leg proper (part that is visible for its whole length) is 3 mm wide and 7 mm deep. The flange on the back is 9 mm wide x 2 mm deep.

A quick try in the box sides

Now the flange only goes about halfway up the box sides, I don’t want it appearing at the top and ruining the lines.
This means I need to route slots to take the flange in the red liner which I did with this setup

The mitre guage is set to 13 degrees. The jig attached contains the red side pieces whilst routing. The Clamp at the bottom of the picture is the end stop for routing operations. I’m using a 6 mm bit so I’ve made the jaws of the jig 3 mm further apart than the side width in order to rout a 9 mm slot

I route only 2 mm into the side so as not to show the flange on the inside of the box.

I trimmed off the flange from the top (with respect to the box) end

and inserted it into the complete side. This is where the momentary lapse of reason happened. Panic! When I started to slide the Padauk liner piece into the box the slots didn’t line up. I looked away and looked back at it and realised that they would when the liner was fully in place. Phew! They all did

so sliding the leg in and taking some tape off I saw this

and it all seems to line up

OK. Back to the shop for some more fun.

Be seeing you.

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



5 comments so far

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 01:46 PM

Your precision is really nice to see. Beautiful so far!

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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Kate

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 02:22 PM

Amazing what you do with small pieces. Can’t wait to see the next installments.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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shipwright

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 02:59 PM

Very fine work Martyn.
I know that feeling. Back when I was younger I may have broken something to vent before realizing that I was right in the first place. I’ve mellowed over the years, thankfully. I also know the feeling when the penny drops and you see how silly you were. I have to say it’s a much better feeling. I’m sure you’ll agree.

Back at the project, the fit seems perfect, even complimenting the grain ….. well done!
It’s also nice to see mitre spelled “re” from time to time. :-)
Thanks for this
Keep us posted

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#4 posted 12-13-2014 04:48 PM

Martyn,

Your work is like a good book at Christmas. Waiting eagerly for the next chapter!

Regards, Roman

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 12-13-2014 09:57 PM

Nicely done.

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

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