"Coopered" Lid

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Blog entry by Paul posted 01-13-2008 04:29 AM 1265 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Didn’t accomplish a whole lot today. I’m downsizing, and adapting for a different purpose, a box pictured in a well-known book.

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Made a simple circle jig to use on the bandsaw out of nail through a board. Drilled a small hole to accomadate the nail in the center of my piece and cut the circle. Quartered the circle for the coopered lid ends. Bought a 1/4” flute and a 1/4” beading bit (horizontal winged) yesterday to machine the 1/4” thick walnut slats to mesh with each other around the curve (like canoe slats). Home made jig (pictured in the book) to hold the ends and rubber bands to hold the slats tight while the glue dries.

Figured out I didn’t make enough slats to make the whole lid. Going to have to make those before moving on to the other half.

-- Paul, Texas

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#1 posted 01-13-2008 04:32 AM

Looks more interesting than before.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-13-2008 04:56 AM

Looking forward to further installments…

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#3 posted 01-13-2008 05:18 AM

These teases are killing me! Looks good so far!

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#4 posted 01-13-2008 11:15 AM

This should be interesting.

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#6 posted 01-14-2008 05:03 PM

Worked on the other half of the coopered lid last night. Looks pretty much like the first half, so no more pics yet.

Cut some through dovetails last night by hand as well. Pretty loose :( – out of practice – let’s see, when was the last time – years? (another reason for no pics)

Planning on some half-blind dovetails in another area of my box. Those have always been tougher for me. Deep breath and concentration – the box competition bar is so very high!

-- Paul, Texas

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