Working title - LLB #2: So the story begins

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 12-02-2014 01:53 PM 2053 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The box walls and lid are going to have two layers

The outside, Mondo (I still don’t know if thats a proper name) and the inside, Padauk. The layers are 3 mm thick. The legs and lid decoration will pass through the outer layer and only partially through the inner (in the case of the legs only).

First thing to do is sand down the outside of the outer layer and inside of the inner layer to 400 grit and give them a coat of acrylic varnish.

Whilst I don’t expect this finish to remain totally intact during work on the box it does help cut down on finish sanding on a complex object, when the box is finished.

Before sanding I coded one edge of all pieces so

This, for instance is side (one slash) three. Top pieces have two slashes followed by their number. I also marked the part numbers on the inside faces of each piece.

I routed the 45 degree top and 60 degree sides of each side piece and taped them together.

On each of the sides to have legs I’ve drawn a slash on the tape to represent this. They are sides 1, 3 and 5.

The outside only is taped together. I need to make a top and tape that on. Then test the balance of the box by trialing legs taped to the side. That’s for the next instalment.

Be seeing you.

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

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#1 posted 12-02-2014 02:15 PM

Thanks for the update Martyn. I never considered beveling the lid so It would automatically seat itself when you place it on top. I really like that idea.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 03:04 PM

its looking very good, this will be a superior project, and it inspires me to start thinking outside of the box…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 04:04 PM

It’s fun to watch your mind work Martyn.
Thanks for the ride.

(Real time blogs are great motivators, especially when you are stretching yourself. Have fun)

-- 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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#4 posted 12-03-2014 10:27 PM

It looks like it will be really nice. Beautiful progress so far. Thanks for sharing your process with us. :)


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

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#5 posted 12-06-2014 01:05 PM

Always good stuff Martyn

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

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