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Just for Fun... #91: Details, details...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 10-11-2014 11:07 AM 1650 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Mystery Project continues…
After the Handles were attached, more details had to be attended to…
It needs to be said now, that one of the suggested and agreed upon features of this Project, is that it should have “Bands” around it… Think, Steamer Trunk, sort of…
To that end, the Lid’s curve was transcribed on to the Cherry Slab…

While at the hardware store, and chosen out of thousands, one of their finest “Thickness Describers” was purchased…

The curved sections were then cut out…

And doweled into place…

No effort has been made to try not to “poke through”, and the Mortising Chisel makes short work of shortening the extra doweling…

And after some sanding, the Lid strapping is secure…

Hating to waste wood, I was happy to find that the off-cuts from that procedure would easily be enough for the next step…

First, it’s “Sole” had to be planed on the joiner… but the shape of the piece caused alarm bells, sirens, and red flags to ring, wail, and wave, respectively…

In order to keep littlecope a little less anxious, the two halves of the curved cut-off were rejoined temporarily… And the joining went without event…

And the Piece becomes a Hinge…

And that’s all Folks, so far…
I have most of this week off from Work and hope to make more progress…

Hey, how about that off-cut from the hinge cutting?
Think Ferrari could do anything with that?
Or Lockheed-Martin perhaps? :)

11 October 2014

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



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stefang

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#1 posted 10-11-2014 11:12 AM

Looking forward to the next blog Mike. All looks good so far.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 10-11-2014 11:16 AM

That is really cool, Mike. It’s going to be beautiful. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 10-11-2014 11:50 AM

now ye’re talkin copeman

looking great
a treasure trove fer sure
just what the client dreams of

-- 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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#4 posted 10-11-2014 12:50 PM

Always a pleasure to watch you work Mike !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#5 posted 10-11-2014 01:20 PM

To the Bat Mobile, Robin!!

The strapping really looks great on the lid and the hinges are going to be the crowning touch!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 10-11-2014 01:35 PM

The strapping adds a great look but the hinges are WAY cool. Like you, I would have to find a project for that “bat” offcut. (maybe a handle/drawer pull?)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 10-11-2014 03:51 PM

Nice progress!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 10-11-2014 05:48 PM

Excellent progress, Mike.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#9 posted 10-11-2014 07:06 PM

Gorgeous work, love the hinges

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 10-11-2014 08:04 PM

Mike,

1. The project looks great and is coming along nicely
2. I wish I had a shred of your ingenuity. I can’t make a cut or take a step without plans
3. I so enjoy the humor in your “telling of the tale”. “One of their finest thickness describers” indeed.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#11 posted 10-11-2014 11:03 PM

Outstanding craftsmanship and design.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 10-12-2014 04:29 AM

Thanks my Friends!
Lest anybody think that I just pull these out of thin air, successfully every time…
It’s more like yanking and tugging (or wrestling even!) and sometimes the wood wins!

Today the second hinge was cut out, with difficulty…
When I went to put the hinge pin through it would not go
I tried A,B, and C, no dice…
Finally tried D, which was a desperate gamble, do or die…
It killed me, I got splits in it…

A trip was made to the Hardware
and a Glue Fix was attempted…

This is not going to fly, and will have to be re-made…
I thought that I was sunk and really was not sure how to recreate it…

But tonight the scrap that I used to mark for the hinge pivot holes was located…

I live, to wrestle again… :)

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

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#13 posted 10-12-2014 05:28 AM

Comin along nicely Mike ;-)

-- 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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#14 posted 10-12-2014 01:02 PM

bummer when the wood
drags it’s knuckles

good you found the spare
with some air in it

-- 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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gfadvm

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#15 posted 10-12-2014 02:29 PM

Been there Mike. I have never had any luck fixing cracks in wooden hinges. If the ‘fix’ holds , they just crack right next to the ‘fix’.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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