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Beads of Courage Box

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Project by TheDane posted 08-11-2017 10:19 PM 645 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second Beads of Courage box … this box is oak and walnut with a maple and walnut zigzag feature ring, about 6-1/2 inches high (plus the lid) and 5-1/2 inches in diameter.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 10:40 PM

Very COOL!!

That zig zag center look like it would have been hard to do…
... How many steps / cuts did you have to do to get it glued up like that?

-- 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"

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#2 posted 08-11-2017 11:29 PM

Your fluting jig worked well, nice project!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 08-11-2017 11:44 PM

That’s a real beauty Gerry. This one will really be cherished.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 08-11-2017 11:44 PM

Wow!..this is beautiful

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 08-12-2017 01:48 AM

That zig zag center look like it would have been hard to do…
... How many steps / cuts did you have to do to get it glued up like that?

It’s actually not that hard … just takes a while. You laminate strips (maple/walnut veneer/maple veneer/walnut/maple veneer/walnut veneer/maple) then cut the stack at 30 degree angles … each segment about 5/8” long. Flip every other segment, match up the points and glue two segments together … like so:

From there, you cut the miters and glue the ring together!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 08-12-2017 02:55 AM

That is a very effective pattern and a great job. Love the contrast.
Also the fluting jig, worked real good.

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.

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#7 posted 08-12-2017 12:21 PM

Very nice!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 08-12-2017 12:24 PM

Gerry, this box is so beautiful and nicely done and it displays a lot of fine details, nice design, and outstanding craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 08-12-2017 04:25 PM



Gerry, this box is so beautiful and nicely done and it displays a lot of fine details, nice design, and outstanding craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

HAW has it summed up very well!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 08-12-2017 06:50 PM



That zig zag center look like it would have been hard to do…
... How many steps / cuts did you have to do to get it glued up like that?

It s actually not that hard … just takes a while. You laminate strips (maple/walnut veneer/maple veneer/walnut/maple veneer/walnut veneer/maple) then cut the stack at 30 degree angles … each segment about 5/8” long. Flip every other segment, match up the points and glue two segments together … like so:

From there, you cut the miters and glue the ring together!

- TheDane

Of course! Thank you! I should have been to figure that out! Getting OLD is the PITS! LOL

-- 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"

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