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Forum topic by oakview posted 01-18-2012 04:43 AM 1964 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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oakview

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01-18-2012 04:43 AM

I wasn’t paying attention when cutting some box joints and ended up with pretty bad blowout on a couple of the corners. I’d like to salvage this box carcass as it’s the last of some walnut and maple I have on hand.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how best to hide the damage? I thought about inlaying some of the opposite wood just behind the joints all the way around the box, sorta like accents strips. I’m thinking somebody else has probably already been there, done that and has a better idea.

How could I best salvage this box?

-- ~^ DaveG ~^


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#1 posted 01-18-2012 04:47 AM

Put the blowout on the inside. Fill with wood filler. Veneer
over it inside if desired.

These problems are a penalty levied by nature against those
trying to take short cuts with router.

j.k.

Actually, as you know, craftsmanship demands an attentive mind,
no matter what tools you choose to use or have available. Blown-out
joints like this are maddening.

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 04:58 AM

I agree with loren on swapping inside out…accent looks kinda cool though..

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 05:21 AM

Loren has a very good plan. The accent strips look cool as well. Timber Mate maple grain filler is another option.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 05:24 AM

Box carcass is already glued so swapping inside out is not an option. I had blowout at enough places that swapping wouldn’t have helped. Keep any ideas y’all have coming.

-- ~^ DaveG ~^

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#5 posted 01-18-2012 05:31 AM

I like the accent strips. However, as soon as I seen it I thought how cool it would look if you had enough material to get crazy with it and do a checkerboard pattern all the way around.
Cut dadoes deep enough to put spaced verticla strips all the way around. Sand them down smooth after the glue is completely dried. Then cut dadoes the opposite direction for the horizontal pieces.
This would be a lot of work, but would look very nice.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 01-18-2012 05:38 AM

It would be interesting to run the filler strips the other way,
perpendicular to the joints. You’d need to be sure of
geometry when making the grooves because on both
ends the contrasting dark wood has to appear as a
continuous band.

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#7 posted 01-19-2012 08:21 AM

I decided to do the inlay similar to what’s shown in the photo above, walnut in maple and vice versa. Did that today and it came out fairly decent.

Thanks for the suggestions guys. @william – the checkerboard idea does sound really cool, not enough of stock to do that though. Got just enough left to do the top and bottom.

-- ~^ DaveG ~^

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#8 posted 01-19-2012 02:26 PM

Oh well oakview, there’s always another day.
Anyway, the strips like you show in the photo look real well too. That’s a beautiful contrast of woods.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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