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Forum topic by Eyal posted 03-03-2014 10:23 PM 1005 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eyal

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03-03-2014 10:23 PM

Hi!
i am beginning to work on a project making a burl wood box. i am fascinated by the boxes Roger Bean has shared on this site and actually bought the download on the fountain pen box however being very new to woodworking i will need to work on a more basic box. not to worry, i will get there in time and make that pen box!
so far in planning the project i have one concern:
to make the banding between the veneer and the edge of the box i am planning to make a 1/4 inch rabbet around the edges and band it with butternut (that’s what i have). how do i create that rabbet while minimizing or eliminating tear out? i can think of two possibilities of creating the rabbet, either with a rabbeting bit with a bearing on the router or with a dado blade. as i do not have a dado blade as of yet i plan on doing it on the router and applying blue tape to the rabbeted area. are there any other methods i should be considering?
also in Roger beans newest creation the writing box on his boxwood banding how did he create the border with a black-black/white/black line?
i know i should be asking this to roger himself however as i new user i was unable to send him a message.
in addition if anyone can point me to articles or books on veneered boxmaking i would greatly appreciate it. i have already purchased “boxmaking ” by Dennis Zonkler.
looking forward to your replies,
Al


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 09:13 PM

Hmmm, not much of one to work with veneers but with respect to the tearout question it may be helpful to have as close to a zero clearance opening as you can on your router table. Are you veneering it first before you cut the rabbet?

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#2 posted 03-28-2014 12:08 PM

When i made the recess for the edging i did get some tearout. it gave me the opportunity to fix this with some of the methods Roger Bean uses in his E-book ” peperwood burl writing box”. i first lined the box edging with masking tape so that i would not get any of the compound on the lighter collored box edging. then i used por o pac mixed with oil based pigment color to get the color right. i must say it was a lot of fun bringing the teared out edging back to its original form. as for router bits i am not using that high quality bits yet and i have not had a go at sharpening them yet, these two are on my next agenda.

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