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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 01-21-2014 02:59 PM 1854 reads 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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There are so many ways on becoming an expert but as to what expertise it will be is difficult. The skill is a proficiency that needs practice and practice. Here are some of the expertise when dealing with woodworking.

I was really moved by the way Martyn (Britboxmaker) have introduced the miter joint by using the 45 degree router bit. This is the most accurate way of making a box having a 90 degree folds on the sides.

Any method will do. The first one let me do it is the use of compound sliding miter saw.

Lot of those been done that way. In order to be an expert, I need to do a lot more… the Z-mitre method.. Thanks Martyn. This is dedicated to you:

This will be later be finished as a box…. this coming Saturday.

And another…. The quartz way joint

And another…. The small box 4×4 x 4 inches cube

And the show must go on… whether I am an expert or not… it will always myself that will feel the satisfaction.
Thanks again Martyn. You made me one of those achievers in z-mitre.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 03:38 PM

Thanks, Bert. I particularly like the hexagonal pattern. The inside view is fascinating. It has some real depth to it.

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

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 04:01 PM

A good blog ,with lots of good details.


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#3 posted 01-21-2014 05:47 PM

Wow Bert, you are on a roll.
Good looking boxes and you seem to have the technique down pat.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 06:36 PM

Mind boggling. Great work and blog Bert.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 08:45 PM

I have a hopefully simple question. When you cut the miters with the router bit are you trying to not cut all the way through? Or are you routing until you see the tape on the face of the stock?
Thanks and nice Blog!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#6 posted 01-22-2014 04:02 AM

Those are gorgeous Bert. A lot of work in the initial boards.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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