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A Flag Display Box #8: Of Windows and a Parting of the Ways...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 1598 days ago 765 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob Kollman’s Gift notwithstanding, I still didn’t have the Plastic to make the windows for this thing!! Sorry, Bob, but there was only one piece that I might have used… but I would have had to widen all the dadoes to do it… But before you get all disheartened, I have to tell you, your gift was like a pebble that starts an avalanche for me! Looking for a place to store it (for now) showed me that something needs to be done inside the shop in the way of organization! That’ll be another ongoing thing… But the good news is, in straightening out, I found what was left-over from the previous boxes and with a little finagling, it’ll be enough! First I cut a 90° and then cut an over-large 45°. The pieces were too large to cut on the bench- This is Floor Work!!Had enough all along!! The Scroll Saw doesn’t skid around at all on the rug and to keep it from doing that on the bench, I’ve got a couple dowels indexed to where the bolts are supposed to go, same as the Table Saw…Scroll Saw Table showing PinsRear IndexScroll Saw in Place - Front Index
To mark the 45°, I used the piece itself once again. There is the slightest bow inwards on this longest side, marking it this way will ensure that the cut matches the bow…Getting ready to mark
And here’s the marking…Marked...
I cut the second one using the first as a guide and dry fit everythingWindows in Place
Starting to see it yet? LOL!!
The next steps were pretty straight forward. I parted each side, using the Scroll Saw for the thinnest possible kerf, and then pinned all the corners using 1/4” dowels. I’m big on dowels…Parting Top from BottomAfter Pinning Corners
Next Steps: Cutting the over-long fingers off, Attaching the “Hardware”, and finally, the Finishing…
Phew!! This thing is taking forever, huh?! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.



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stefang

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#1 posted 1598 days ago

It’s getting there and look good so far Mike. This is going to be a great flag box!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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patron

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#2 posted 1598 days ago

we do what we do ,
but then again ,
maybe not .

this seems to happen allot more ,
to people that don’t have a plan .

they wind up in places they never thought of ,
places everyone else want to know how to get to !

if this was easy ,
they would have done it sooner ,
but then again ,
maybe not at all !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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littlecope

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#3 posted 1598 days ago

Stefang: Mike, I don’t know how great it’ll be, but with any luck it’ll hold the flag properly… :)
David: A little early in the day for philosophy, isn’t it?! ;-)
This is a truly a one-dimensional project, that’s certain… The only measurement was the inside length of the bottom, 22 1/2”. The rest was all 45°’s and 90°’s and letting the pieces mark themselves…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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patron

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#4 posted 1598 days ago

you think ?

( therefore you is ) ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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littlecope

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#5 posted 1598 days ago

I yam what I yam, and that’s all that I yam…

A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle…

He sees the two dance,
with beauty and fluidity in each of their movements.
Loneliness is a thing to be shared amongst friends.
Careful now, as a crowd gathers to watch you watch.
The dance ends, the soundless music lingers on…
Fleetingly, he walks away…

“To be is to do”- Socrates
“To do is to be”- Jean-Paul Sartre
“Do be do be do”- Frank Sinatra

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 1597 days ago

Looking good…Yep I knew I short changed ya when I seen the parts spread across the saw top (point of referance).

Quote # 1 Popeye to many episodes to list…

Quote # 2 Master Poe, to Cane, episode 96 season 4 Kung Fu 1978.

Quote# 3 Whatever movie it was from I turned it off before it got that far….LOL

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Jason

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#7 posted 1597 days ago

Looking good Mike. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

“A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle…” – Reminds me of all the fine folks here on lumberjocks.

““To be is to do”- Socrates
“To do is to be”- Jean-Paul Sartre
“Do be do be do”- Frank Sinatra” – LOL! I like that.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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