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Blog entry by scrappy posted 11-12-2009 04:11 AM 3560 reads 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been doing some thinking about Grain Matching corners. We all see boxes that the wood has been wraped around to match 3 corners, but the 4th is allways off. I think I have come up with a way to match all 4 sides.

I will be making a box when I can get back in the shop.(hurt my shoulder and LOML won’t let me play until next week) Will take step by step pics and post in this series for everyone.

Keep an eye open for updates.

If anyone else has a process for this, feel free to let us know.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!



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sras

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#1 posted 11-12-2009 04:31 AM

This is how I’ve read about doing it, but I have never tried it done before. I’m intersted to see if you can make this happen.

1.Start with a piece of wood that you can resaw to get the thickness you want.

2. Resaw

3. Flip the two pieces such that the resawn faces are on the outside and the original outer sides face each other. Do not flip end for end. (hard to describe with just words)

4. Cut each board to form 2 sides – keep track of the order.

5. The end result should be a box with continuous grain around all four sides.

I tried to create a drawing by typing out characters, but the preview messed it up. Anyone know how to post a sketch?

I Guess the best thing is for Scrappy to heal up and show us!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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childress

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#2 posted 11-12-2009 04:39 AM

sras has it. I just did that on a cocobolo box I’m working on. here are some pics

Photo0120

Photo0119

-- Childress Woodworks

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scrappy

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#3 posted 11-12-2009 04:40 AM

That is what I came up with. Just have to wait and see how well the grain lines up after re-sawing and planeing.

I will be in the shop this weekend….....if the wife doesn’t know. SSSHHHHH!!!

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Frankie Talarico Jr.

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#4 posted 11-12-2009 04:51 AM

just like bently’s sketch. This is the way I’ve always seen it done. Its pretty simple once you get going. Use chalk to label well.

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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sras

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#5 posted 11-12-2009 05:43 AM

bentlyj – you may draw slow, but at least you draw!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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scrappy

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#6 posted 11-12-2009 05:43 AM

Never seen it done. I figured some one here had. Thanks gang. Now I will have to try it out.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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bigike

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#7 posted 11-12-2009 05:51 AM

i just use one long pc of wood and cut the pcs to size i want to make the box then put the 45 deg. angle on all the sides keeping them in order sometimes i # them just to help also put an arrow pointing the way i want the top this is what helps me then i tape together in order and put glue and pull together with a pc of tape at the end to keep it tight then put clamps and call it a day sorry no pics yet but i’ll try to post some soon of the whole process.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 11-14-2009 02:21 AM

Thanks Guys for the lesson. Scrappy, you better do what the wife says…...............LOL What she doesn’t know, won’t hurt her…................................

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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John Gray

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#9 posted 11-14-2009 05:47 AM

Thanks Bently I have a book and the companion DVD on box making and I could not get the drift of cutting the wood from them you solved my problem. I printed the picture on your post.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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scrappy

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#10 posted 11-14-2009 06:45 AM

Glad I posted this question. It seems to have peaked several peoples interest. I will be in the garage this weekend. Have not had a pain pill in 3 days and feel fine.

Thank you everyone for jumping in and drawing things up for all of us sketchup challenged folks.haha

My first project will have to be to find my work bench. Got some wood yesterday and it is everywhere. Will post more about that later.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Karson

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#11 posted 12-22-2009 04:56 PM

I’ve done it and it’s real easy. It like the posts above showed. my first attempt was here.
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But the other challenge was making the box with sloped sides. All 4 of the corners are a different height.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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