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Quarter sawn oak with barrell hinges
-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work
Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist
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#1 posted 04-19-2010 01:07 AM
I do believe that you are on your way… very nice for a first attempt.. keep it up.
-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...
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#2 posted 04-19-2010 01:43 AM
I think you did a great job on the first attempt. Very well done!
As far as the dust goes… I wonder if you could use one of those boards (not sure the technical name for it) that has the holes in the base and you attach your vacuum system to? I seen guys set their projects on them and just sand away. I have never used one, but I have been curious about how well they work… Just thinking out loud on this…lol
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.
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#3 posted 04-19-2010 01:44 AM
Good job on this box! My suggestion since you are doing it out in the barn is to get a big fan and turn it on high and have it blow the dust away from you?
Erwin Jacksonville, Fl
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
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#4 posted 04-19-2010 01:46 AM
great first attempt… keep at it, your results will improve for sure…
-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)
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#5 posted 04-19-2010 01:55 AM
Impressive! I keep getting more motivated to try this. (next time have you wife take a picture of the sawdust covered version of you)
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive
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#6 posted 04-19-2010 02:02 AM
You could try making a home-made downdraft table (basicly a box with holes drilled in the top and attached to a dust collector or shop vac that should cut down on dust
-- Potential is limited only by imagination
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#7 posted 04-19-2010 02:49 AM
This is a great start. Believe me, you can do it!
-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.
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#8 posted 04-19-2010 06:24 AM
Awesome job on your Andy box, i believe he would be proud. One thing i love about your box is how tight your lid is on the box there is hardly any gaps, looks really nice.
-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.
#9 posted 04-19-2010 06:29 AM
Thanks for all the support. I thought about a downdraft table and it is a good idea except for the fact that I had the box held in my wood vise during all of the shaping. I started out doing the grinding outside and had it held in my B&D workmate…but it was a bit too low of a height and that got old very quickly. My workbench & vise is the perfect height.I did some research online tonight and found a 4 1/2” sander/grinder by Festool (model RAS115) that apparently has great dust collection and is a model used alot for grinding out chair seats. I just placed an online order for one, in addition to some 36 grit and 50 grit discs… since I already hace a Festool vacum.I am going to glue up a couple more boxes while I am waiting for it to be delivered.
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#10 posted 04-19-2010 06:30 AM
kudos to andy for inspiring you
sweet….........with time, ..........some day, ...............you might inspire another
maybe name it “Hope”
-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso
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#11 posted 04-19-2010 01:04 PM
Greg, When I have had to sand something with a lot of dust, i set up a box fan with a standard air filter that would be used in a heating system on it. I then set the fan to pull the air toward the filter. If you keep it as close as possible to the work (I usually just put it on my workbench about 2-3 feet from where I am sanding), it pulls a ton of air and dust into the filter. It is a cheapskate way of doing it, but it works! I picked up the cheapest box fan I could find for about $18 and an inexpensive filter ($2) that covers the entire fan.The box is beautiful! I love the lines and the lid.Ellen
-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire
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#12 posted 04-19-2010 01:59 PM
You are ready my friend. Some dark, richer wood with accenting splines will really bring out those waves. Go for it.
-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI
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#13 posted 04-19-2010 02:48 PM
Wow – that looks very nice!
How is it made? Seems you used all mechanical means to shape the wood. I wonder if it would be possible to hand carve it for a similar look, albeit without the fun of the sawdust. I don’t have any experience hand carving – just wonder what methods people use.
-- There's just something about the solitude and creation.....
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#14 posted 04-19-2010 03:00 PM
Nice first sculpting. I have to try that. I’m curious about the hinges…where did you get them? I can’t remember seeing that type before.
-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"
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#15 posted 04-19-2010 04:39 PM
I think it is a great/successful attempt. A1
-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!
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