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Claro Walnut Box #2: Fixin' Fowl-ups/Chick-ups? Progress on ClaroWalnut-Box

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Blog entry by HorizontalMike posted 12-07-2016 09:53 PM 640 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Chipout on top corner Part 2 of Claro Walnut Box series Part 3: Ready to Choose Finish »

Wow, great suggestions from #1 Blog! Thanks!

Finally made the angled cut in question, and did a number of fixes to glue-ups, AND “other”

Before I go further, I think I should share my F-UP that coulda’ killed me… Yup… Got lucky…

This happened BEFORE I did the finger joints for my Claro-box. Thought I may have killed myself, honestly, so much that I immediately went inside to see if my better-half saw a penetrating wound. It was such a shock that I could NOT actually/accurately say that i hurt… Adrenaline is your friend… at least this time!!!!

THAT was a direct hit from a ~5×6” block of wood. Yeah, I DID have my full face particle shield ON, “CHIT!...” this was one of those “Did I really F-up THIS bad!?... NOT a good feeling! not good!

YEAH, i KNOW… a major F-UP!... Geez!...... I got lucky A roughly 5” X 6” piece hit me directly in my gut (you bet I look fat but this AFTER losing 40lb). Still scary!

BTW, after losing a tooth on the “Box/joint” blade, it STILL cut the box joints perfectly, EVEN missing a tooth! GEEZ! I can’t even eat after losing a single tooth! WTF!

Anyways, back to WW… I took the advice of adding an extra piece and then shaping… Not there yet but got the piece glued-up and got the corners of the box rounded off.

Then I decided to FILL gaps and stuff

Used existing Walnut sawdust and glue for a putty… Hope it works well…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."



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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 12-07-2016 10:23 PM

Geez, Mike, I am glad you are okay and that you aren’t 6” taller. Please be careful!

-- Art

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#2 posted 12-07-2016 10:42 PM

Glad to see that you are OK Mike. But . . . I would not recommend trying the Walnut sawdust and glue mixture to repair your wound . . . should work well on the box though. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 12-07-2016 10:51 PM



Glad to see that you are OK Mike. But . . . I would not recommend trying the Walnut sawdust and glue mixture to repair your wound . . . should work well on the box though. ;)
- Druid

Well… geyohhuwwww!... I don’t think my skin pigment matches Claro Walnut!... I do lay out in the sun though… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 12-07-2016 10:53 PM

—Madts

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 12-07-2016 10:56 PM



Man you need a Brazilian.
—Madts
- madts

FROM a Brazilian, (preferably female) correct? 8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 12-07-2016 11:49 PM

WOW, Mike… at first I thought someone shot you with a gun!

Wicked wound! Hope it’s better now… drown in anticeptic stuff, etc.

Glad you’re on your way to a good FIX!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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HorizontalMike

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#7 posted 12-08-2016 03:11 PM

Yeah, as far as my wound, it was blunt force trauma and not a cut. Feels much better after a couple of days…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 12-08-2016 05:08 PM

Yes Mike you got it right. :)

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 12-09-2016 02:01 PM

Auuuuuchhhhh
Glad you are fine.
(Did not think this nude stuff was allowed on LJ).
If it will not grow together I can suggest a dovetail key / butterfly joint, these are cool on a woodworker.
I have done this once also, it came like a missile and I was completely surprised.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 12-09-2016 07:13 PM

You bet Mafe, make a dovetail key using sinew thread to hold it together… ;-)

What got me in trouble was using a zero-tolerance insert (that doesn’t have a riving knife). I I were only making my finger joints, I would have been OK. I was trying to trim a piece using the fence and push sticks. The push sticks acted in an uneven way/push and the wood jumped right into the blade!

Bottom line—I was being lazy and trying to NOT have to change the blade.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 12-11-2016 01:56 PM

;-)
Auuuuccchhhhh
Ahhh yes, I have to remout my rivet knife…
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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