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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 09-25-2009 05:25 AM 1345 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of TOPAMAX CHALLENGE series Part 2: Made some more progress »

Alright Topamax you’ve gone and done it!! Your “facetious” comment has given me the drive and motivation to improve on this “style” of box. I realized you were just kidding of course but the challenge was still there. I could feel it. LOL. So here we go, embarking on a journey that may or may not be successfull. Will it be padauk or wenge banding? Will it have a diamond like the last one or will it have some other pattern? Nobody knows for sure, but one things for sure. The miters will match and Topamax will be proven BRILLIANT!!

Here’s the start. My thoughts were around me, picking at me. Making me somewhat frustrated. How to do this. How to do this indeed! Well one thing is for sure, looks can be deceiving and everything is easy! This being bamboo is helpfull too. I can glue up two pieces and the seem dissappears. So in order to do this little diddy I decided I would have to cut 4 sticks. Each stick would make up the entire corner. It will travel up the side, across the top to the miter, make a 90 degree turn, then travel back across and down the side of the adjoining side. This has gone fairly easy so far, but I still need to cut them and do the bevels to begin the cube. Tricky? We will see tomorrow. As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative, as well as direction too if you see that I’m doing this wrong. LOL


-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 09-25-2009 06:17 AM

Looks like this may be more trouble than its worth :-)) Good luck, if anybpdy can, you can !!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 09-25-2009 06:20 AM

More great details very nice keith

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 09-25-2009 08:25 AM

Number 17…. your steak is ready.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 09-25-2009 11:28 AM

Perfect joints.
It will be beautiful in Padauk.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#5 posted 09-25-2009 12:01 PM

This looks like another winner, nice work. I’ve never used or even actually seen bamboo panels/boards before, but it sure looks like beautiful material, and I hope that we might even get some here in 20 years or so (hope I’m still alive then). Doesn’t it wear down your tool edges pretty quick?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 09-25-2009 12:40 PM

Nice job Keith. Keep it up.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 09-26-2009 01:41 AM


-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 09-27-2009 11:20 PM

Keith, every picture tells a story.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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