LumberJocks

Make 2... make 40

  • Advertise with us
Project by degoose posted 05-21-2015 10:23 AM 1972 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a request for 40 keepsake boxes… 10 inches by 8 inches by 4 inches high….they would supply the timber… slabs of Camphor Laurel… 2inches thick…
Lots of milling and dressing to get the dimensional timber required for delicate boxes…will blog the processes with photos soon…
So far have 2 made… and another 3 ready to go… have to finish by the 4th July…Just waiting for the rest of the slabs to be delivered.
Finish is Penetrol penetrating oil, and the insert is stiffened felt… cut with the laser for perfect accuracy…
Last pics shows the Gifkin Dovetail Jig…. what a pearler…
PS… the lid insert is book matched…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au





22 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

26280 posts in 2118 days


#1 posted 05-21-2015 10:40 AM

Love the wood. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

19289 posts in 2886 days


#2 posted 05-21-2015 11:51 AM

Perfecto!! Real nice boxes, Larry!!!!!!! I like that dove tail jig. it looks mistake proof!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View SPalm's profile

SPalm

5300 posts in 3662 days


#3 posted 05-21-2015 12:13 PM

Sweet.
Cranking them out. I bet that is a lot of milling.
Love that dovetail jig.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View Bluepine38's profile

Bluepine38

3370 posts in 2865 days


#4 posted 05-21-2015 02:35 PM

Nice looking boxes and jigs, hope it does not get to boring before the last one is done.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

View hotncold's profile

hotncold

762 posts in 1325 days


#5 posted 05-21-2015 03:16 PM

Beautiful wood becomes even more “beautifuler” in the hands of a craftsman!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

View ugoboy's profile

ugoboy

104 posts in 2814 days


#6 posted 05-21-2015 03:32 PM

I bet that camphor smells awesome when you are sizing up the slabs

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

9917 posts in 3832 days


#7 posted 05-21-2015 07:57 PM

You’re STILL in the groove!

Good to see you again… for a change! :)

Very NICE! COOL…

Loved every step…

40 boxes! That is mass production!
... you’re doing Great! Keep it up!

Thank you for dropping in with another COOL project!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

17472 posts in 2969 days


#8 posted 05-21-2015 10:28 PM

Nice work and cool wood. Love seeing all the different woods out there. Nice order 40 wowza.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View BobWemm's profile

BobWemm

2304 posts in 1706 days


#9 posted 05-22-2015 12:23 AM

Tarry, I love those boxes, and the Camphor is such a beautiful timber. The colours are so variable.
Great job and a great order.
Congratulations.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

View matt garcia's profile

matt garcia

1881 posts in 3452 days


#10 posted 05-22-2015 12:36 AM

Nice construction!! Beautiful lumber!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

View NormG's profile

NormG

5863 posts in 2784 days


#11 posted 05-22-2015 01:18 AM

great looking grain

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

View Tooch's profile

Tooch

1611 posts in 1656 days


#12 posted 05-22-2015 01:26 AM

Awesome work larry, Love the blog you posted, too.

The bookmatched ends are a nice added touch

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

View ruddy's profile

ruddy

541 posts in 2719 days


#13 posted 05-22-2015 01:36 AM

Well done Larry….
Regards

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

4295 posts in 1984 days


#14 posted 05-22-2015 06:05 AM

See everybody has missed you!!

Gotta be happy with the bookmatching !!

Good old Aussie pest the Camphor Laurel (from asia) If only they knew earlier.

Oh well more for us

Did I tell you about the time when I brought a car load back in the old Volvo from Kyogle, by the time I got to Nimbin I had to wind the windows down as I thought I had been smokin something from the fumes!

-- Regards Robert

View stefang's profile

stefang

15512 posts in 3114 days


#15 posted 05-22-2015 09:36 AM

Great looking boxes and really simple, effective jig.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

showing 1 through 15 of 22 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com