Jewelry box #6: Part 6

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Blog entry by Kiwib0y posted 09-06-2015 08:07 AM 852 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have planned to trim back the walnut veneer back by 6mm(1/4”) and glue in a strip of zebrano on the corners.
I made a cutting guide using 18mm dowel, a hobby knife blade and a round piece of nylon which I had to turn on a metal working lathe to the shown shape as a stock, with a flat stock I would not get a parallel cut on the concave curves.

So I set to after a couple of trial runs and away I went!

After I cut through the veneer I heated the veneer with a clothing iron to reactivate the hide glue and removed the strip of veneer.

Then I set about cutting in the zebrano veneer. I am trying to keep the grain of the zebrano square to the cuvre of the box. (trying)

This is the design on the ends of the box.

“the only exercise I got today was running out of money”

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#1 posted 09-06-2015 08:17 AM

This is looking good. I like your custom cutting gauge.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 09-06-2015 12:32 PM

This design is really something! The inlays are a really nice addition, especially on that curved top. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 09-06-2015 03:25 PM

Coming along very well. Scratch stocks are great tools that don’t seem to get much mention any more. I have made a few and find them useful for things I can’t do with much else. Yours is just the ticket for this job.
Well done.

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

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#4 posted 01-02-2016 02:54 PM

I know I’m late to the party but that’s just out standing work!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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