Working title - LLB #7: So much to do ...

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 12-14-2014 06:43 PM 2286 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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... so little time. Why do weekdays crawl by and weekends go before you know it.

Well Somethingbrownwood is not going to do for the bottom of this box. A phrase I’m sure Shipwright is well aware of I don’t want to ‘spoil the ship for a ha’peth of tar’. I have a little Mondo left.

This I re-sawed into four 2 mm slices. On the table saw, you don’t want to know.

I made veneers of this piece( outside bottom of the box), a filler and some 1.5 mm Padauk (inside bottom of the box) and made a 3 ply piece of plywood from these. Using my hexagonal template to mark out a rough cut size for the bottom

Cut this to size on the band saw and put it to one side for now. I used the template to build the top as well. Gluing it to the 3 mm Padauk I’d previously prepared to line up and glue the first Mondo top piece, again using CA. It was then simple to line up the other two pieces using the Padauk strips I would later glue into the top as spacers.

Trimmed and sanded this down on the belt sander.

I trimmed the repair of the top piece

on the disc sander. I usually mark the bit not to be touched (this time with white pencil)

to avoid sanding into this.

Located it in the top again using the top Padauk pieces as guides

and glued it into place. I then sanded the compound angle on the inner ends of the padauk details and glued them into place (CA again). Returned to the belt sander and trimmed the outside edges. I got carried away then and finish sanded the mitre on the tops of the sides. No pictures. Then placed the top on the taped together sides

Gave it a bit of a spray with Acrylic, to show up anything that needs attention and adjusted as necessary. Flattened the top of the Padauk on the disc sander.Trimmed the legs to length and this is what we have so far

That really is enough for me, for one day.

Be seeing you.

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

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#1 posted 12-14-2014 09:59 PM

I got lost about halfway through but I DID read through the whole process. This is going to be an amazing box when finished.

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

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#2 posted 12-14-2014 10:57 PM

A lot of little pieces in a large jigsaw puzzle. I am loving the end result and looks almost ready for finish.

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 06:14 AM

If you’re going to post music with this one Martyn, maybe something by The Mindbenders would suit. :-)
It takes me a few minutes to straighten mine back out after I read and re-read these entries. Yours must be a wonderful place.

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

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 05:26 PM

Please don’t loose your fingers on your table saw (or elsewhere). I enjoy your posts too much for you to have to quit!

-- Kate,

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 06:14 PM

Only in danger of losing push sticks these days. Push sticks are replaceable fingers aren’t. I have learned. The tip of my left index finger is scarred from previous encounters with the blade. However the re saw did quicken the pulse a bit.

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

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