Tool Tote for Tyler - #6: Preparing for Easy Assembly...

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Joe Lyddon posted 05-16-2012 11:53 PM 5702 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Fixing small dimensional problem & Sanding setup... Part 6 of Tool Tote for Tyler - series Part 7: Finishing... the tool tote... »

The Tool Tote will be shipped to Arizona for Tylers birthday in June.

It would much easier and safer to send it unassembled and let my son assemble it.

In order for everything to be done properly, I decided to Code all pieces with marks to signify What Parts went Where.

The following pictures show how the various parts will go together.


Next…. Finishing…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

5 comments so far

View Dave's profile


11429 posts in 2807 days

#1 posted 05-17-2012 01:09 AM

Nice way to prep the assembly.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10048 posts in 4019 days

#2 posted 05-17-2012 01:12 AM

Thank you… I figured anyone could follow that… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

View David Craig's profile

David Craig

2137 posts in 3076 days

#3 posted 05-17-2012 01:38 AM

I really like how those letters came out with the blackened epoxy Joe. That would be worthy of a blog, describing the full process, all by itself.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10048 posts in 4019 days

#4 posted 05-17-2012 04:05 AM

David Craig:

OK, David, it’s really very simple…

1. I created a NotePad text document (with a very simple, NOT Fancy font… Helvetica, I think) with the Text that I wanted & emailed it to him.

2. He took it & imported it to his Carvewright machine… & tested on scrap…

3. He let me know he was ready to go for the real thing…

4. I took two pieces of White Oak over to his house.

5. I mentioned that the depth of the text only had to be 1/16”... and was tested on one piece of WO. Looked OK & we went for it.

6. He carved the complete file into the Final piece… Looked good…

7. I pondered/studied/thought for a LONG TIME on how to get that 1/16” trough filled with a black epoxy without messing up the surrounding wood.

8. I got a very fine brush… and painted all surfaces in and around the Letters, expanding to the area that would still be needed to be protected after it was taped off. I tried NOT to get any shellac into the groove anywhere… Only on the Top edge. I did this on the Test piece too…

9. After it dried really good, I taped it off…

10. I mixed a small amount of epoxy & then mixed some TransFast into it… and spread it on the Test piece… making sure all bubbles were taken care of… I found the heat from my breath was enough to cause the bubbles to pop & go smooth… (proving that I’m full of Hot Air… LOL )... but it really worked great!

11. Let it dry / cure really good… maybe 2-3+ days…

12. Then I attacked it with a Belt Sander with 60 or 80 grit… ground it off till I was just getting the blue tape to come off.

13. Took as much blue tape off as I could with tweezers & finger nails… then went to disk/belt sander for the Finish sanding. THEN, I did it for the Final Good piece exactly as just tested.

14. Then, it was off to the BLO Finishing sequence!

That’s it…

Hope it helps…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

View harry1's profile


524 posts in 2252 days

#5 posted 05-17-2012 07:59 AM

I like the flat pack idea, what a saving in postage.

-- Harry, Western Australia

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics