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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 09-20-2010 07:58 PM 7655 reads 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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”Dreams are made possible if you try.” ...Terry Fox

This episode is part of the Let's Build Series

Woodworking Techniques:

1.) Cutting 45 degree miters using a flat board miter sled on the Table Saw.
2.) Cutting dados on the Table Saw using a Sacrificial Fence.
3.) Sneaking up on table saw cuts with the aid of shims.

In this online video tutorial we continue the woodworking process of using an exotic wood in the construction of a jewelry box. The walls and base of this wooden box have Koa wood veneers on both sides along with a core of 1/4” MDF. The veneers were sliced on the band saw, then laminated to the cores of MDF, and finally placed in a vinyl bag of a vacuum press to allow the glue to completely set overnight.

Read more about Let's Build a Jewelry Box ...Part 2

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…....................Learn more, Experience more!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com



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Bob Simmons

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 07:59 PM

Joe…Enjoy!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#2 posted 09-21-2010 12:17 AM

Nice procedure…

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 09-21-2010 03:59 AM

Bob, Bob, Bob!!!

Fantastic, I love to watch you work your magic. I can’t look away. I try to pick up on the little tips in each step. Can’t wait for the next installment.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#4 posted 09-21-2010 04:31 AM

Bob, this is another well produced video. Keep ‘em coming.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 09-21-2010 06:24 AM

Joe…You’re always welcome!

David…Coming soon to a computer near you…The little tips make a big difference. Glad you pick up on them.

Scott…It’s in the pipeline. Thanks much!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#6 posted 09-22-2010 04:45 AM

you are officially the man, in my book! You make it look so easy! haha – the well calibrated tools probably help. Unfortunately the tools i am fortunate enough to use (my neighbor’s) are old and hard to make perfect cuts. some day….someday. Thanks a lot for the tutorial

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#7 posted 09-22-2010 05:45 AM

Dakremer…I’m happy to be in your book any day! We do the best we can with the tools we have at the time. The key is developing skills. That’s what we are always and continually pursuing. Make the best cuts possible with the old tools and when you get better tools you’ll be able to fly. Thank for your comment and interest!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#8 posted 09-24-2010 12:51 PM

Like the video, paper shim, cleaver. How thin did you leave the material when you cut your dados?
Time to watch the 2nd one THX for the post.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 09-24-2010 03:49 PM

Ken…The rabbets that were cut at the bottom of the side walls left a veneer that was just under 1/16”. This was a critical cut because all the MDF of the core had to be removed. The rabbet also had to be the same depth as the thickness of the bottom. This is a subtle point in the video and yet quite important to the construction of the jewelry box.
We had to be very careful when cleaning up the corners of any glue with a card scraper and when sanding because we did not want to go through the veneer. You raised a great question! Thanks for watching.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 09-24-2010 06:02 PM

Thank you for the info I watched all of them in between flights during the night and loved them. Although you tend to talk a little to much during the videos…LOL

Thinking of starting one this weekend, but the first one will not be veneered as I have enough cut offs to use and do not have a vacuum press. I did some veneering for the first time on my drum sander and a table which came out well. When you veneer the thin wood what glues do you recommend?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 09-24-2010 08:07 PM

Ken…for glue & veneering info…check out this site and its forum…there’s a wealth of information. Vacupress
Solid wood will work well…the only difference is in gluing restriction of the base due to wood movement (cross grain to long grain).

In this instance I used Titebond II yellow glue. It’s what I had available. The Unibond 800 that I had became useless due to the high heat in the Las Vegas summer. With the yellow glue I had to work fast as the temperature was 100+ degrees.

If you do not have a vacuum press or a veneer press for veneering…no problem…below is a question of a viewer from my blog and a few simple techniques…

”Can you suggest a few techniques that you like if a vacuum pump is not readily available?”
Here’s a few thoughts.
1.) Follow all the steps used in the video leading up to the vacuum press. (Make sure to use tape around the edges of the packet. Blue tape is better than masking tape for removal of the tape) Now place the each veneer packet between 2 flat boards of lengths and widths equal to the packets and clamp to distribute the pressure. Make sure to apply plastic on both sides of the packet so that glue will not bond between the board and veneer packet. Let the glue set-up overnight.

2.) After the packet is glued and taped…Sandwich the packet between 2 flat surfaces and weight it down. For example…a garage floor or workbench and a flat board…then use a heavy object like a concrete block or a weight to press down on the packet. Again use plastic on both sides of the packet. Hope this helps.

One thought about the silent voice on the videos…it seems to work in any language… :0)
Good luck w/ the drum sander…they’re great! Let me know how your box turns out.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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