Well it was time to add some character to the boxes
I really wanted to insert Walnut medalions but it was a bit advanced for me so I opted for routing profiles instead.
I spent most of the day making the routing template and modifing and rejiging it to do all the work in one process.
First up I attended to the little chip outs here and there,and acknowledging DAC’s suggestion to use NGR sawdust was heeded.
I gathered up some sanding residue and used Titebond III to prepare my mixture.
In hindsight I should have used II as it almost set before I was finished.
While all that was drying I began making the routing template.
Here is the original basic concept.
Upon marking out the final work it was evident this needed modifiying
Not confined to just one edge either
So it was re measured and was duly modified
This time all was …”go for throttle up”!
Believe it or not as meticilous as I was in measuring everything if you reversed the template it was out by a couple of mm hence the “Top” marking applied
Time to do some real work
I had to complete the cross grain cuts in several passes.
Then advance to the next stage.
I needed to add a leveling filler as my router base was too small on the long runs
Working away I progressed well on the sides.
Next it was the ends turn, and the jig was re jigged to suit the end dimensions.
This was simply a matter of centralising the jig on the ends and adding retaining pieces and setting off the original router guides. I measured everything up and simply brad nailed the fillers in place.
The mark out this time was OK
Then a repeat of the process to do the ends was conducted.
I encountered some “furry” results on some of the cuts. Not really sure why as they appeared at random.
Even Re routing and back routing did not remove the effect.
I made a custom “Fur” removal block and it worked well on the sides but then the effect reappeard on the ends I found some green nylon scouring pad ( liberated fromthe kitchen) worked well! Amazing results.
looks like I will have to go kitchen shopping to restock Aurora’s supply
(Maybe a new woodworking discovery here fellow LJ’s !!)
The final results of my days work messing up the garden with NGR Chips, ...it sure smells nice anyway !!
I was impressed with my results, not a un fixable error all day !!
So I decided to sand one side just to see what the final result may look like.
This is the result of sanding stages up to 1200 grit
The light may have beaten me but I think you can see a difference.
NGR beautiful to work with !!....smells great …. bloody messy though !!
Enjoy…. I did!
Edit Note: Its not a “Regrooving” Bit but a 90 deg Grooving bit, amazing what you can see with glasses on!!
-- Regards Robert