My entry to the GBOC, and attempt at Flat Work. :-)

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Project by mgburr posted 03-30-2011 01:27 AM 2077 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first shot shows how well my work with a chisel is. :P It’s much easier to work with one where the wood is spinning. :-D

The second shows the box open.

I decided to make one this weekend when my oldest decided he wanted to turn something. So I tried some flat work and wanted to make something useful.

I used a piece of Hard Maple that I had laying around and a small piece of Zebra wood for the butterfly.

The first attempt for the lock this weekend was using a piece of Mahogany, but instead of using the long grain, I ended up short grain and it snapped at the weak joint. So I chiseled it out and put in a piece of Zebra that I had left over from making a pen.

Flat work is definitely a lot harder to get even. I might have to work some more at it to see if I can make it any easier. :-D

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 02:15 AM

I think it’s great! I bet the next one is easier.

I want to make one….I am just trying to figure out how to do it on my lathe! I have issues w/ straight lines.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 02:33 AM

Just had a thought for one though. Offset turn, with a drill hole and a pull out key on the bottom to pull down the pin and allow the lid to swing around. Time to sketch up one for the lathe :-D

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 08:37 AM

congrat´s I´m sure both Div and Mads will welcome you with open arms in the club :-)

take care

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 08:55 AM

Jubiii another GBOC member, welcome to the club.
Fine box, and a learning also, then all is at it’s best.
Now it’s time to fill it up, use it, and ‘may the grease be with you’.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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