I have been carry on working on the boxes with a 2 weeks pause for our february teaching session at the American School of French Marquetry. Great class, here are some pictures More here Anyway. Before the class started I had to finish the inside of the boxes with French Polish, before the room was taken over by the students. There is different way of holding the pieces with nails bent in places Or with small wood blocks I like to have it lay out...
I filmed the build on my YouTube Channel. Please check it out! http://youtu.be/fPFrnuQRwWk I was commissioned to build this frame and thought I would take you guys along for the ride. The build consists of poplar stock, glass, black vinyl decals, glue Primary construction method was domino reinforced miters. The glass was held in with a rabbit. If you have any more comments, questions or suggestions please leave them here or on YouTube. ETSY SHOP
I am checking in a little late today because yesterday the day got away from me and I was doing the final editing and proofreading on my SLD489 Layered Heart Damask Box with Monogram pattern. I actually finished everything up early this morning, and I sent all the orders out from last night for the patterns. If you ordered one and I missed you, please let me know and I will get it to you right away. :)We finished our site update yesterday. And in addition to the pattern for the above desig...
I can't believe another weekend has passed by already! It seems like the time is just flying by and here we are already halfway finished with January. That is probably good news for those of you who don't like winter. As I write this morning, there are gusts of wind blowing outside as well as sporadic rain. Spring is right around the corner. I took an unscheduled day Saturday to travel up the valley with Keith. He had purchased something from Kajiji and was going to meet the sell...
Hi Everyone. Just want to let you know that I’m back making videos. Here’s my latest on making accurate box joints. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NutwD7B6tmE
Ok so I am close to finishing up the Chiefs box and I will post more pictures late but I had a few min. at work to post this one.
Watch me make a handful of small French fitted presentation boxes for some gifts
Just a short blog as there’s not much left to do. I need to cut the slots to accept the bottom. The end stop is cunningly sized so that the sides with legs don’t foul it. Slot 1.6 mm deep. Final tape up ready for gluing and glued up (PVA) with the top taped on (but obviously not glued) to maintain the box shape whilst drying. Next time you see it will be when I’ve taken the top edges down a bit with 600 grit (they are razor sharp at the moment...
... 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 ...
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