Making of the weaved box

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 01-30-2016 05:42 AM 1245 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am doing the second box. Luckily, photos can be taken to minimize explaining.

Making of Hinges and also the top. The box is nearly complete so I will start on what is to be done.
The hinge is made up of wood that I had a slot made independently then glued some pieces back in place.

One of the black hinge was broken so I need to replace that…
You can also see the middle part of the hinge have an offset insert.

Remove the pin then complete the missing ebony. Let the pin be in place when you glue the black pieces. Dont bend the pin. When assembling the hinge, Centering is the key to ha a proper alignment.

I have to wait till this is totally dry then sand the protrusions. This will take overnight.

Cutting Machine. The most useful mitering saw I ever had. You can see that I had repaired it using a molave wood into the other end. The previous was made from cast aluminum, see the back side. After I repaired it. The alignment of the saw blade became perfect. I also used this for cutting the rhombus.

If you notice. I made the fence out of wood so I can nail a stop piece on the other end. This will cut repeated

I can make the third design.. with these prepared stocks.. but I am looking for ebony.

Till next time …

Have a nice weekend.

-- Bert

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 01-30-2016 07:02 AM

That you do all this cutting by hand, Bert, is astounding, to me. I’m taking notes.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 10:06 AM

Hi Mark,

Yes, I do. Manual will be nice. You can also learn how to sharpen the any handsaw and planes. If the tools are sharp then it would be easy. I think that is my secret exposed.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 10:20 AM

Okay,, here are the photo of my outcome for today’s work.

Remaining job is the wooden latch. I have to plan how it will be, It must not destroy the weave motif.
I hope I could finish it till Sunday.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 01-30-2016 01:48 PM

Nicely done Bert. The hinge is excellent and almost invisible.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 01-30-2016 02:05 PM

Wow! You ARE back, aren’t you?!? This is fabulous! Wonderful job, Bert and thank you for the photos!

Welcome back! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 01-30-2016 02:19 PM

Very nice, box and hinge are outstanding.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 01-30-2016 10:31 PM

Hi Sheila,
Yes in a way. I can feel that. Sometimes I do think that everyone has to see what is deep inside me and that I can show with my woodwork. Sharing is quite as good as learning. However I have still 728 posts to read in my e-mail most of them is from you. I like to go about it one by one until I reach the present situation. What surprise me was knowing that GaryK had passed away. Sorry for him and I already sent condolence to the profile.

I take photos from cellphone. I have the Samsung. Nice and easy to grab.

Hi Paul,
When I do the third design.. My plan is to get the hinge on the side… This is a complicated plans… You are the one who taught me the technique of doing the slot hinge. My only part is to add another way of doing things. At any rate the motto of LJ is good.. It must be with a photo to prove.

Thanks to all

-- Bert

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