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#1 posted 08-10-2014 01:01 AM
Hey looks like this is going to be a great project Bob… a spice box is on my project list for some point in the future. Looks like everything is going smoothly so far! What kind of decoration are you going to do on the door? String inlay? Marquetry?
-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch
#2 posted 08-10-2014 01:22 AM
Thanks Mat, Of course I want to do String inlay, Line and berry and Marquetry but that would over load it and probably not look to good. The case and door are as you can see tiger maple and its instrument grade so it would be a shame to cover it up.One big problem is the tiger maple is very, very difficult to work with and if I make one mistake I will have to veneer it because there just was not enough to have extra for the fudge factor. So no idea how it will turn out but so far all the work I have done is dead on so I am pleased with it so far.
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#3 posted 08-10-2014 04:11 AM
Looking good Bob.Keep us posted.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/
#4 posted 08-10-2014 01:46 PM
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#5 posted 08-10-2014 03:20 PM
This is coming along beautifully.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://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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#6 posted 08-10-2014 03:28 PM
I saw one of these some years ago in fine woodworking, an original antique. I think it sold for $2.5m to a museum. I’m sure this will be real nice since you are building it and it already looks exceptional.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
#7 posted 08-10-2014 03:44 PM
Thanks Guys, Does anyone know about dye and bleed through if hide glue is used?
I have been doing a great deal of research on these boxes and its amazing to read had hear all the history behind them.
#8 posted 08-11-2014 02:04 AM
I’ve done lots of hide glue / dye work with no significant problems but don’t exactly understand what you are asking.
#9 posted 08-11-2014 02:24 AM
Thanks for jumping in Paul, I am working with tiger maple as you can see. I am using Transtint in multiple applications sanding back each time before applying the next coat of dye until I reach the desired effect. Being a water based dye I was wondering if it would cause the the glue to pull the dye out of the wood or cause the glue to not hold as well as it needed. The draw dividers are 3/16” wide and some are only 1/16” deep so I will be using a very small curve tip syringe to apply the glue in the dados and sliding the dividers in from the back and wiping the excess away hopelully without wiping away any of the dye. After the glue is dry I will be giving the whole thing a coat of tung oil to bring out the chatoyance or cat eye effect of the tiger maple. Does that make sense?
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#10 posted 08-11-2014 02:46 AM
Bob looking good so far. I look forward in seeing the Line and berry string inlay with your new tools.
#11 posted 08-11-2014 05:07 AM
I think you will be OK Bob. Just be careful with the glue as you don’t want to be scrubbing it off with hot water and a scouring pad. I’ve had good luck per finishing dyed parts but I don’t think that’s on with tung oil.
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#12 posted 08-11-2014 02:02 PM
Nice project. I recently ran across an article in a 1995 issue of American Woodworker that had plans for a PSB. Just might have to give it a go…
#13 posted 08-11-2014 05:12 PM
Thanks guys. Paul I will be applying the oil after assembly then shooting it with lacquer.
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#14 posted 08-11-2014 06:23 PM
Good job, that looks good.
-- Patrice lejeune
#15 posted 08-11-2014 08:03 PM
Coming from you Patrice thats more then a compliment, Thank you. What is you opinion on the glue up and finishing process discussed above?
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