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Blog series by Dan'um Style updated 01-26-2014 07:38 AM 12 parts 15631 reads 83 comments total

Part 1: oak box

11-10-2013 01:11 AM by Dan'um Style | 6 comments »

...Start this box generally following Andy’s blog.http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/9672Used my table saw for the miter cuts and my old shopsmith joint-matic for the router work.I used masking tape for the glue up and it worked great. I also recessed the bottom rather then cutting a groove for the plywood. Glued it and tacked it on with some new old stock copper nails.I’ve found some thick ca glue that works great for me so that is another variation. It was completely dry in a few...

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Part 2: oak box

11-10-2013 11:06 PM by Dan'um Style | 7 comments »

Next step in process.Cut a top to match the recess. Left it proud 1/2 and snug fit.Curves, top and contours were then abrasively shaped & carved on my 2hp 6×80 edge sander using 36 grit. 36 grit removes material very fast this way and the dust collector sucks in all the mess. Light touch cause it is easy to get carried away.My edger sander looks identical to this one, except a totally different color, not labeled with a brand and is about 9 years old. A real work horse.After the roug...

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Part 3: oak box

11-11-2013 01:59 AM by Dan'um Style | 3 comments »

At this stage I popped out the lid and recessed the back of the lid 3/16” This allows the lid to sit in deeper and creates a shadow line.Once the lid is recessed I taped the lid shut and drilled the hinge pivot holes. Shown with loose nails as pins.

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Part 4: oak box

11-11-2013 04:10 AM by Dan'um Style | 6 comments »

Lid and handle are loose tenon and mortice construction. Cut he 1/8 inch mortices in the box and handle with the joint-matic . Hinge Pins are 1/8” brass rod from Lowe’s. Rods were clipped to length with side cutters and cut flush to box with a razor saw. Sanded everything smooth to 200. Box has a few coats of Rustoleum Spray Lacquer. Tomorrow I will use brown wax and hand rub.

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Part 6: oak purpleheart rosewood maple mahogany

11-26-2013 02:07 AM by Dan'um Style | 3 comments »

handle is rosewood brass hinges from LOWES

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Part 8: the triplets .... white oak,mahogany and ........

12-04-2013 01:53 AM by Dan'um Style | 3 comments »

Sanded to 40 grit on my 80 inch belt sander. Showing off the surface textures from the belt sander, so here’s a close up. Got this glue from dude on Ebay. Thumbs up ! Search E-Z Bond

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Part 9: the triplets .... white oak,mahogany, fiddleback maple, rosewood and turquoise

12-06-2013 12:59 AM by Dan'um Style | 4 comments »

sanded to 80 grit with my Dewalt random orbital coming together ...drilled 1 inch holes about 3/16 deep in the rosewood medallion … got some deco style brass hinges on order … they are late… tracking number says stuck in Wisconsin These are on order also … from eBay China. Came with a tracking number even. Says the 10 hasps are stuck in Chicago since the 27th… so not holding my breath.

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Part 10: coat of wet finish

12-06-2013 03:15 AM by Dan'um Style | 6 comments »

Sanded this one to 150 grit and figured a good wet coat of lacquer might bring out the grain a bit. The rosewood and turquoise together for the photo. Will glue last. The turquoise is from eBay China. Fun stuff.

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Part 12: oak box photo blog

01-26-2014 07:38 AM by Dan'um Style | 11 comments »

Will fill in text as time permits etc. So check back Jar has old mix of steel wool and vinegar. It is for ebonizing the oak Jar was first started about 5 years ago. Still using the same container. Add some vinegar or water to juice it up.tip to remember … do not torque the lid down or jar will crack. A gas is given off during the reaction going on in the jar.1This is very stout solution and reacts quickly. What is not shown is the solution high lights all the glue sque...

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