Dance on a Volcano II #3: The big cover up

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 11-28-2012 07:38 PM 5704 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well the top pattern was successful and now I have this board

which I need to attach the black, outside layer to. The finally visible pattern part of this board is, with the board flat like this, a square of 116 mm sides. So I cut a piece of 18 mm MDF to this size.

The arc patterns emerge out of this area mid-way along each side and the three arcs total 24mm wide. So I marked 24 mm midway along each side of the square.

These marks, when aligned with the arcs on all four sides put the square exactly in place.

The square should be double sided taped to the pattern. With the sort of tape that has a low tack side (to the pattern) and a high tack side (to the square). I have already cut the 3 mm black board I showed in part one into the four required pieces. Now I can start placing them and gluing them down.

I place a ruler along one side of the square and the first piece alongside both, so

and glue it down. This is a dry run as I’ve not decided on the glue yet. Either viscous CA or Polyeurethane. I need to experiment first, which I will do outside this blog. I move the ruler to the next side, so

place the next side and so on until all four are placed.

The square can then be removed to check the alignment.

That’s it for now. Once I’ve got these glued down I’ll show trim up of the board and a trick to keep it all together whilst its mitred. Next time

Be seeing you.

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

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#1 posted 11-28-2012 08:04 PM

looking great

-- Joel

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 11:03 PM

Looks good to me too !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 11:05 PM


-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 11:40 PM

This is like watching the preparation for a magic trick Martyn…
But knowing how the “Trick” is done in no way spoils the Final “Performance”...
Good to see you’re feeling better, and that you’re back at it in the Shop!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 11-29-2012 12:29 PM

Coming along nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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