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02-13-2009 03:51 PM

Let me start off by saying this is my first post on LJ. I’ve read tons of treads and see that their is truly a wealth of knowledge on this site, and thanks for that…

But my question is that I am designing a Jewelry box and trying to find out what is the best way to form a outside radius that will go all the way around the base of the box. I have attached a picture and a link to a SketchUp file that I have been working with. Thanks in advance for all your help, and I look forward to seeing your response.

Brandon

Jewerly Box


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#1 posted 02-13-2009 06:39 PM

radius size? I would probably remove the legs, heal the , draw a profile of the radius on a section of the sides and bottom and use the follow-me tool. The replace the legs. or you could make a profile of the radius and do each side separately using intersections.

...by the way the file you posted on warehouse is locked as read only.

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#2 posted 02-13-2009 06:44 PM

I think that I miss spoke, and might even have this in the wrong forum. I am looking for help on construction, not drawing…

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#3 posted 02-13-2009 07:02 PM

I think you spoke ok, I didnt think you refer to drawing – especially since you posted your drawing already…lol

as for the shape -you can use either a table saw, or a band saw to take most material out as bentlyj suggested, and then use a sander (edge, hand) to get you close to the designated curve.

to finish it up – I’d make a jig that is the ‘negative’ of your outside curve, glue sandpaper to that negative-curve surface and use that jig all around your box to get the curve around uniformly to it’s ultimate shape.

hope this helps and makes sense… lol

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#4 posted 02-13-2009 07:33 PM

a post in DESIGNING WOOD WORKING PROJECTS named OUTSIDE CURVES with a sketchup drawing that doesnt show the radius he is refering to? Gee how did I confuse that. :D

I would use the router shaper to make the radius.

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#5 posted 02-13-2009 08:19 PM

DaveR has a good idea, turn a piece of poplar and have the better part of two sides glued to the core using newspaper…........split it after its turned, then apply the veneer.

If you had a vacuum press its a piece of cake.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 02-13-2009 08:53 PM

bentlyj, you are correct… I am thinking about using a table saw to remove the majority of the material and finish up with some sand paper and elbow grease.

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#7 posted 02-13-2009 09:24 PM

I asume the box is mittered at 45 degrees at each corner. So, I would make first a long piece, profile with the curved shape. are you familiar with hand planes? with a #5 would be easy to shape the radio.

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#8 posted 02-13-2009 11:16 PM

what is the best way to form a outside radius that will go all the way around the base of the box

Am I missing something?

I thought he just wanted to radius the bottom edge of the existing box.

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#9 posted 02-14-2009 02:34 AM

An outside radius profile is easy to make with the use of a router cradle.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#10 posted 02-16-2009 08:37 PM

Brandon,

I hope I understand what you are trying to do…

The way I approach this is to build the mitered box wih square stock of sufficient width to allow the radius to cut afterward.

Next, make a template with paper of the correct radius. Cut it out and trace it onto the ends of each side of the box. Then take a block plane and plane each side down close to the lines. This will leave slightly faceted sides. A simple sanding block faced with cork for some give will then allow you to sand down exactly to the lines.

This really is not as complicated as it may sound and you could probably have the entire thing completed before even one setup is done on a machine.

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