... so little time. Why do weekdays crawl by and weekends go before you know it. Well Somethingbrownwood is not going to do for the bottom of this box. A phrase I’m sure Shipwright is well aware of I don’t want to ‘spoil the ship for a ha’peth of tar’. I have a little Mondo left. This I re-sawed into four 2 mm slices. On the table saw, you don’t want to know. I made veneers of this piece( outside bottom of the box), a filler and some 1.5 mm...
This thing is getting covered in more and more layers of masking tape. It won’t do. So I’ve decided to take it apart, gradually in order to glue the inner/outer skins and the legs together. Again a gradual process, using viscous Cyanoacrylate. Until all sides were complete I minimally taped these together and took apart the top, perching the pieces on the whole. and I’ve decided to try repairing the central piece of the lid ...
Happened during this, more later First thing to do is make up some legs. Padauk, 9 mm square. Machined to shape on the router table The leg proper (part that is visible for its whole length) is 3 mm wide and 7 mm deep. The flange on the back is 9 mm wide x 2 mm deep. A quick try in the box sides Now the flange only goes about halfway up the box sides, I don’t want it appearing at the top and ruining the lines.This means I need to route slots to tak...
Short blog today. Not much shop time. Cut the 60 degree angles on the sides of the box inner. and fitted them into the outer shell. Still nothing glued at this stage as a lot of work to be done on the inner (Padauk) liner before I can even attempt this. First I need to mark the inside to register the position on the inner where the legs will pass through the outer Remove the masking tape from one leg side and remove the Sycamore spacer. Its then a simple matt...
So for the box itself, this is the basic sketchup model for what I’m going for. I am trying to model this after one of “RogerBean’s” projects, hi maple burl box. However I am adding a drawer into it so it will differentiate a little bit from his process. The hardest part will be the two meet ups of two curves that occurs on the front of the box. After some thinking, I came up with some basic dimensions and my thought process for how I was going to be able to add in...
....and she knows how to use them. But first to make up the top. Those three pieces at the top of the pic will be used to make it. First I printed out a full sized plan from my CAD drawing. and cut out 1/3rd to make a template for two of the pieces. Drew out the pieces on the wood using the template cut out the middle triangle and marked up the third Cut all three out on the band saw and placed them together Did a bit of trimming up and glued t...
First a note of background:At the beginning of 2007 my book came out with the Sterling Publications company. They printed 16,000 copies and we sold them all. In 2010 the book went out of print- sad face. I made a digital download and a CD copy to keep the book alive since there were no used copies available- for less than a whole lot.Just this month a fine company, Echo Point Books, has published a wonderful new issue of the book. The cover is new- and I like it better than the old one. T...
The box walls and lid are going to have two layers The outside, Mondo (I still don’t know if thats a proper name) and the inside, Padauk. The layers are 3 mm thick. The legs and lid decoration will pass through the outer layer and only partially through the inner (in the case of the legs only). First thing to do is sand down the outside of the outer layer and inside of the inner layer to 400 grit and give them a coat of acrylic varnish. Whilst I don’t expect this ...
Now that I have the plan in place for the end marquetry there is a little housekeeping to be done with the drawers. The pull out ones in the centre column are straightforward and relatively easy so I have already glued the marquetry to them. The tricky ones are the cantilevered drawers in the side columns.When last seen they looked like this. They were glued up but had no bottoms. The bottoms will be 1/4” plywood veneered both sides with walnut and ebonized. Because the plywood c...
I’m starting another box. Possible the most complex construction I’ve attempted to date. It may work, it may not. You never get anywhere new without risk. Well heres the wood for it, most if not all. The dark stuff was labelled ‘Mondo’. I don’t know what that is but it looks like a rosewood. The red is Padauk. As for a plan the initial concept is this It may change, to a lesser or greater extent, dependant on limitations of materials, skill and whet...
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