Box making Curved Front Box #2: The start

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 284 days ago 610 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: In the begining there was a raggedy piece of wood Part 2 of Box making Curved Front Box series Part 3: Dimensions and jigs »

I was looking at RogerBean’s fantastic boxes, and as a result of some ongoing messages decided to try one myself

The carcass its self is from recycled materials some pallet slats and the lid and base from an old cupboard I bought at a garage sale for $15.

It was block board and all I was going to do with it was break it down, I told the owner at the time and said if it doesn’t get sold I would buy it, well he almost insisted I buy it there and then so I did.

I studied Rogers project again and set to work.

Initially I was going to use MDF for the frame but it was so furry I decided against it.

I cut up a length of timber.

I then used my panel door templates to find a suitable profile that would fit into 90mm width

I had to made a jig which would allow me to mark up everything accurately and quickly

Once marked up it was off to the bandsaw for the initial cut out.

I then I glued each section together individually, I did this thinking I would not be able to finish them properly.

So I made two more templates to finish each section.

That ends the start.

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 284 days ago

This is gonna be good. Watching this.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#2 posted 284 days ago

Yes, what Jofa said

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 284 days ago

I will be enjoying this also…if it has curves it gets my attention.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#4 posted 283 days ago

This looks like the start of something really interesting Rob.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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