Due to poor weather I had a chance to machine the lid for the box. Once again the saw was put to use to scallop the outer edges of the top curving up to leave a flat area on top.
The box measures 300mm long x 200mm wide and 150mm high.
Now I have the box size finalised I can start working the veneer and designs of the marquetry.
This is the design for the top.
This is the first time I have used a scroll saw to cut a packet of veneers.
the ground is American walnut with Tawa (unsure).I have used a piece of Silky oak and Tawa as wasters.
hopefully if all goes well I might be able to use the Silky oak and Tawa for another project.
I am using a 2/0 blade in the scroll saw.
I did not know how the Tawa would hold together so I used masking tape over the veneer so it would not break during sawing. I suppose I should have used veneering tape or sized veneer with glue (sorry Shipwright for not staying traditional)
Out of here like a bold man!!!!
-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand