SPIRAL DESIGN #7: Hexaspiral box - Slicing using Japanese saw

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 04-12-2011 04:12 PM 1742 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Pulling a saw was not easy as it seem. I already sliced the hexaspiral into 3 coaster like pieces. Even though I am experienced in ripping by hand, I still have some difficulty. The saw try to bend inwards or outwards making uneven cut. I was expecting this and so I gave an allowance of 9mm thick to at least have a final thickness of 8 or less after grinding. So here are they….

Here is the thickness photo….

The one that is darker is already coated with sanding sealer. As you know this is an endgrain and absorbs more sealer and discolorization will be present. But I think it is alright.

The best plan is really to make it as a box. But I have another idea that can be suprisingly good. However the good thing about making it into a box… It will be 3 pieces.

Till next…

-- Bert

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#1 posted 04-12-2011 09:40 PM

I may have to try this with a LL…

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#2 posted 04-13-2011 01:07 AM

Great work Bert! I’m glad I caught this and took the time to look at the past postings. I hope you will update us on the other pattern too.


-- Jim

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#3 posted 04-13-2011 03:38 PM

Hand ripping is always a fraught thing for me too, Bert. The last time I did this in anger was for the box separation cut on the briefcase I posted last year. Well done on this one.

The contrast on the sealed one is nice and strong.

Good to see your progress and I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with these.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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