UMS - A Box #3: I'm on fire

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 03-15-2014 06:45 PM 2508 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not literally. Today was one of those of solutions not problems. I left you with this

Next thing to do is cut the Bloodwood pieces. Marked up to fit on the curved ends of the three shaped Cherry pieces.

Using the Cherry as a template. First I cut to the line using my bandsaw

Giving this

Then that was tidied up on the router using my circle jig, giving

Fits like a glove

The other edge of the Bloodwood is bounded by a curve cut into the ‘Chess Board’ pattern so I cut the curves on this piece first

Then used it as a template for the curve on the combined pieces

These combined Cherry/Bloodwood pieces are only half pattern though. So I resawed them all and glued the six pieces up so, using the ‘Chess Board’ as the template

Cutting off most of the waste on the band saw . A quick check

Then sanded each on the belt sander to shape. A quick fit up gives this

Then I trimmed off any excess on the ‘top’ (of the box) pieces and taped all together and stuck it to a sheet of 3mm Birch ply.

I then trimmed this up to a regular rectangular EZ mitre board. All that is left to do is sand to thickness using the drum sander and EZ Mitre. I’ve blogged that all before so I’ll leave this blog here. Next time you see this should be as an EZ mitre, shell box in the projects section.With a proper name and some sort of explanation, if needed, as to what the pattern is supposed to be.

Be seeing you.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 06:56 PM

Very interesting to see the process. You really make it look simple (we know though – it is NOT! It is very exacting and requires extreme precision, which you certainly have!)

It is a talent not only to create this project, but to break it down into such straight forward steps. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all.

Just wonderful! :)


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

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 08:44 PM

Amazing how you get this so precise. Your work is always exceptionally well done and beautiful.

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

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 04:05 AM

Amazing process.
I have always struggled to come up with an inverse template for pattern routing arcs.
Band saw and router circle jig to clean up is a better answer.

Always something to learn from you. Thanks.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 03-17-2014 11:26 AM

Love the entire project, it looks very labor intensive for sure. I know what a router circle jig is but how do you use it on such tiny parts?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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