Secrets of the String Box Revealed #3: Resaw & Bookmatch

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Blog entry by newTim posted 1425 days ago 4470 reads 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Laminate The Strings Part 3 of Secrets of the String Box Revealed series Part 4: Here's the good part: wood wrap »

Last blog was too long on words. Pictures tell the whole story. Mark the wood with triangles to keep them aligned, resaw a little over the thickness you desire, run each through the planer at the same thickness and bookmatch the parts. Note: if you are using real thick wood like 8/4, you can slice four pieces and have enough material for two boxes.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 1425 days ago

Very inavative and unique, thanks for showing us. First time I have seen a box done like that.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 1425 days ago

Very nice creativity, thanks for posting all step by step detail


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#3 posted 1425 days ago

This is an excellent blog! I am looking forward to each episode.
I love the string boxes you’ve done.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 1422 days ago

The bookmatching of the maple in the last picture is an absolutely stunning pattern!

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#5 posted 1419 days ago

Your string designs are very pretty, especially when revealed the bookmatch. What kind of blade do you have in your bandsaw? Your blog makes me want one of those Rikons.


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#6 posted 1419 days ago

Thanks all… Chinitorama, I really like the Rikon Deluxe. I can’t remember what blade I’m using. Maybe a Wolf? Anyway it is 1/4” wide and a pleasure to use. I’ve used wider blades, but have had the best outcomes with this thinner one. I’ve been able to cut some real thin veneers that are still thick enough to sand without punching through. In fact, that’s how I did the lid on this box and I still have a couple slices left over. BTW, I do have the Carter guides and they really help.

-- tim hill

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#7 posted 1290 days ago

the book matched pieces make a nice box too.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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