Ambrosia-birdseye maple #8: Attching the lid

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 12-05-2011 07:18 PM 1918 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: The inlay Part 8 of Ambrosia-birdseye maple series Part 9: handle, lid, and finishing the inside »

First I tape blocks in that I have sized for the position I want the lid to sit

I then tape the lid in place.

Next is to mark out and drill for the hinge pins

I think the pictures show my process fairly well. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave them and hopefully we will all learn a little from each other.

Next stop is get the lids opening correctly and then handles.

Thanks for taking a look.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 12-05-2011 09:20 PM

well done joey

it is good to watch
as you learn
and show us all
the processes

tank you

nice work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 11:30 PM

Thanks Patron. I see you will be with me until I reach the end. I must say I am stumped on the handles. I was going to make some waves out of pupleheart, but I wasn’t happy with how they looked. Maybe I will come up with something in the morning.

Thanks for joining me on this journey.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 12-06-2011 05:27 PM

Great work joey.

Thanks for all the details you provide.

As a personal preference, I would consider adding an eye to the dolphin just to contrast the blue color.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 12-06-2011 07:40 PM

I thought of adding a eye, but I don’t really want to mess with there logo to much.

If it was just a dolphin i would definitely add more to this, but as a commemoration of their trip to discovery cove I want to keep the logo as pure as possible. I am glad you have joined in.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 12-06-2011 07:41 PM

Nice work Joey!
How far in did you measure for the pins? (from the back)
Does this allow for the lid to drop into the box?

-- Chuck

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#6 posted 12-06-2011 10:24 PM

The lid does drop into the box.
I will try to not make this confusing.
In the first picture I have cut two blocks that are 3/4 shorter than the interior sides. My lids are 13/16 thick. This leaves them setting about 1/16 proud of the sides. I will shape this later on.

The pins go 3/8 down from the top of the SIDES ::::Not the lid!!!!
I come in 1 inch from the interior of the side. These sides ended up being 5/16 think so I pulled 1 5/16 from the outside edge. I used my little tri-square so that all the marks are them same and I don’t miss measure.

After I have place the pins 16 penny nails in this case, I then take a sharp chisel and carefully slice down the back corner. This will have a final shaping done to it but I try not to tear or splinter the wood. I then remove the blocks and try to open it. If it doesn’t open, I simply pull the pins and take the lid over to the jointer. I remove about 1/32 at a time until it just opens. At this point it just a matter of sanding the lids edge and it should fit like a glove.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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