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Project by cajunpen posted 10-04-2014 01:51 AM 3638 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of the Bird Mouth Joinery boxes made with my 8 sided Birds Mouth bit on the router table. Both started out being lidded boxes, one is Walnut/Maple/Mahogany box’s lid did not come out right. The second box, Cherry/Maple/Curly Maple with Walnut accents was glued up in one solid piece and then the lid cut off on the table saw – worked out perfect.

Both boxes are about 8” long, 5” wide and 4” deep – the one without the lid is only 3” deep.

I used the spray on Suede Texture stuff on the bottom of the first box, but am not totally happy with the results. The lidded box just has a plywood bottom.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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robscastle

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 02:44 AM

Nice work there Bill,

I wonder do you have some info on the spray on suede texture product, and a picture if available

-- Regards Robert

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exelectrician

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 05:34 AM

Nice boxes you made with the birds mouth bit
Yonico has them on ebay at a reasonable price I am thinking about getting one now I can see how useful they are.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 09:46 AM

Nice job on these. That lidded box really came out well.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Ampeater

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 01:59 PM

Very nice. I like the way that you implemented it using the bird-mouth bit on both ends of half of the boards and square ends on the other half. It just looks better.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#5 posted 10-04-2014 02:39 PM

Cool idea Bill nicley done and a very unique design.

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#6 posted 10-04-2014 03:49 PM

Nicely done Bill.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 10-04-2014 05:22 PM

I have been planning to get a set of bird mouth bits. This motivates me!

May I ask what brand you used and your overall impression?

Chip

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 10-05-2014 01:00 AM

Before you pull the trigger on Ebay check out Precisionbits.com. I got my 8 sided bit for only $16.95 with FREE SHIPPING. Best price that I could find and the Yonico bits appear to be nice quality – here is the link to the 8 sided bit – http://www.precisionbits.com/glue-joint-router-bit-8-sided-yonico-15138.html


I have been planning to get a set of bird mouth bits. This motivates me!

May I ask what brand you used and your overall impression?

Chip

- ChipByrd

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 10-05-2014 01:05 AM

Here it is on Amazon.com, you can also Google Suede tex and find more sources.
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=suede+tex&tag=googhydr-20&index=tools&hvadid=35054959164&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13707388807085947640&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&ref=pdsl7z3f75fxps_e

I used the matching glue that they sell, but in the future I am just going to try using regular wood glue, I’ve seen others say that it works just as well and is a whole lot cheaper.


Nice work there Bill,

I wonder do you have some info on the spray on suede texture product, and a picture if available

- robscastle

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Roger

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#10 posted 10-05-2014 01:29 PM

Very unique, and very cool Bill.

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#11 posted 10-05-2014 07:00 PM

Very nicely done!

-- 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 10-05-2014 10:50 PM

Unique looking. Well put together with your choice of lumber. I always wondered about those Yonico bits. May have to look into them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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robscastle

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#13 posted 10-06-2014 08:18 AM

Oh yes got it the suede texture is what I know as flocking applied with a “puffer”.

I use it quite a bit.
Always had to apply two coats and as an alternative I use any acrilic paint with the same tint as the flocking and I have always had to apply 2 coats to get satisfactory results.

Its a messy procedure and I usually do it in a plactic tub so I can recover the over spray/excess flocking material
Here is a magazine box I made for my son about four years ago using flocking in the lettering.

Thanks for the information.

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 10-06-2014 10:40 AM

Real Nice Bill, actually darned nice. I watched a couple videos showing the uses – pretty interesting

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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