It has been a while since I shared the progress on our box.
So here it is
Previously on Box series #2
I have cut all my pieces for the 2 inside panel of the box
And shaded them
For todays episode, there is first the background cutting.
It starts with glueing the design on the packs. The packs are a backer-board 3mm thick, grease paper, 4 layers of bloodwood sawn veneer, a front board and the design on top.
The background is cut on the chevalet
Like for the pieces, the pack is riveted with nails. The outside of the pack is taped the inside is nailed. NO nails in the background to keep.
There is inside background pieces and to keep them in place, I use what we call bridges
When we are done cutting, I take of the tape on the back first. I tape the pack while cutting so it stays well in place, no pieces sticking out or vibrating.
Then i take of the tape from the front and start pushing gently the waste out of my background, being careful not to wedge them or to brake things.
I keep everything in a tray as it is hard at that point to be sure you haven’t broken any tiny pieces, so you want to keep everything for safety.
Then I open the back with a razor blade, layer by layer. First the front board
Then the first layer of background, here is a close up where you can see the bridges again
Ready to start putting it together, the background pack goes in the press while putting the panels together so the veneer do not move, especially in a dry day.
I put glue on my assembly board, a nice thin layer
And put the background face down.
We are building from the back.
The front of the marquetry will be the paper side. The paper and the glue will hold the marquetry when the moment comes to glue it to the actual piece of wood.
And put it together
I did a video for you guys, and I must confess i am pretty proud of it.
The only down side to my happiness and pride with that video is, as soon I it was up and running on youtube, Patrick found this video from Paul
Oh well… I guess it was a good idea then…
Same for the second panel
Bridge on that one to
Opening of the pack
Set up your area
And put it together
Here are the two pictures with a bit of alcohol to see the result
Next step is the building of the box
-- Patrice lejeune