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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 09-20-2007 11:10 PM 2097 views 18 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another gift. This contained a gold ring when I gave it to my wife a couple of years ago. Pull the stalk and the drawer pops open. It fascinates children who visit; so much that the leather thong is showing signs of weakness now. Serious design fault – it wasn’t made to be repaired easily.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems





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TonyWard

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#1 posted 09-20-2007 11:33 PM

YorkshireStewart

I like it, I am interested in the method of construction, is right to say it was turned on a lathe first and then bandsawn?

Good Health
Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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#2 posted 09-20-2007 11:46 PM

Hello Tony. Thanks for your interest. The full story is that I was shown a similar one some years ago but the owner wouldn’t let go so I had to puzzle it out myself.
I cut up the walnut blank into three pieces ‘in the square’; bandsawed the drawer out of the middle; cut off the bottom and hollowed it out in the usual ‘bandsawn box’ way. Then constructed the mechanism – a small metal spring at the back and an ash ‘spring’ at the top to retain the drawer. Next, I glued the three squares back together and finally turned. I’m just puzzling as to how I turned it after fitting the leather thong (that releases the ash spring). I guess I turned using a screw chuck from the other end. There are signs that I finished off (off the lathe) around the leather with a small carving gouge.

Wow, I hope that makes sense; It’s a few years since I did it.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#3 posted 09-20-2007 11:58 PM

fantastic!!!

I can see Tony’s brain whirling with the possibilities :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 09-21-2007 12:00 AM

Very innovative.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#5 posted 09-21-2007 12:06 AM

Now THAT’s cool! We’ll need some construction details or you’ll have to be flogged.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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brunob

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#6 posted 09-21-2007 02:33 AM

Ditto on the construction details. I’m still not understanding and it looks real cool.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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TomFran

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#7 posted 09-21-2007 02:49 AM

Wow! Very intricate looking piece.

Stewart – you are good at this stuff ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 09-21-2007 04:35 AM

Very nice, great execution of a neat idea. I’d love to see more detail as well.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Karson

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#9 posted 09-21-2007 05:53 AM

Cut it apart so we can see the inside construction details.

Tell your wife that it’s a contribution to the Science of Woodworking.

A great design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 09-21-2007 11:18 AM

Stewart your work (and of course you) is going to be a welcome addition to our woodworking community. Very innovative and intriguing.

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

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TonyWard

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#11 posted 09-21-2007 01:01 PM

YorkshireStewart,

you say “the mechanism – a small metal spring at the back and an ash ‘spring’ at the top to retain the drawer”. I feel inadequate as I don’t understand what you mean by the word “mechanism” and the component parts. Can you explain it further and put me out of my misery? Diagrams would be great!

t.w.

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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YorkshireStewart

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#12 posted 09-21-2007 01:28 PM

Thanks everyone for all your comments. Now, as to the questions – I didn’t expect all this pressure & stress when I signed on! I resign!!

NO, only joking… I’ll be only too pleased to provide a little drawing (after I’ve cut it apart Karson!). TonyWard- it’s not your inadequacy, it was my fault in telling you more than you’d asked for in your first question!
Should I attach drawing(s) as a second photograph above, or is there a better way of doing it please?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 09-21-2007 03:11 PM

the photo works well

but better yet would be a blog series as you create a second one :D or a video!! haha
no pressure; no stress … wouldn’t want to lose you!

(Let’s forget the cutting apart option, we wouldn’t want to lose the apple OR Karson! )

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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snowdog

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#14 posted 09-21-2007 03:20 PM

Wow! really nice.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#15 posted 09-21-2007 03:33 PM

I never thought of describing anyone as a mechanical genius with wood, but it seems to fit you perfectly!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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