Various shenanigans #18: Greek key almost looking perfect.

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 01-13-2014 05:45 AM 1508 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was really busy in the shop today, I even found some time after dinner to work on my little Roubo panel.

I failed to grab my camera for the first few steps, but I basically used a straight edge and a knife to cut the lines, then I used my router plane to clean it up.

Test fit the banding… perfect.

Rest of the layout

Now to cut the rest out. It was actually quite unnerving using the router plane, one little slip and something would be wrecked.

Clean the edges of the banding with the sander

Use my small mitre jig for the cuts

Fitted and OBG’ed into place before going into the press

Out of the press and scraped

With the edge trim in place

Now, if you have’ To Make as Perfectly as Possible’, and have gotten this far, you would know that the book talks about a little sizing jig to make lots of the little pieces exactly the same. Since I am only making the one, I did not see the need to make the jig. But.. I like this so much that I might end up making this pattern on drawer fronts or something like that, when and if that happens, I will make the jig.

Now… to find an old corn broom and make the burnishing tool and put some spit polish onto the panel.

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 06:13 AM

good work! I like this pattern. which material is the black line in the banding?

-- Cancharanay, Exaltación de la Cruz, Argentina

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 03:58 PM

Well done Jeremy.
Until I read back I thought you were working from “Marquetry” which has what must be the identical descriptions of this process, including the cutting jig (and which I knew you also had). I do like the whole Greek Key design in all it’s forms. Nice job on this one. It’s going to be lovely.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 01-14-2014 01:41 PM

Very Nice work. This is looking great!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 04:54 AM

Cancharanay, the black is black dyed veneer. You can read about the making of the banding in the previous entry, or by clicking here

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