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Blog series by BritBoxmaker updated 10-04-2010 08:30 PM 5 parts 31019 reads 86 comments total


09-29-2010 01:13 PM by BritBoxmaker | 28 comments »

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before I do a fairly mundane day job, stacking shelves. One of the main tools for this is a clipboard, to hold my picklist. It invariably goes missing. Either I leave it in a trolley somewhere or, worse still, somebody ‘borrows’ it without asking. Hence the cry ‘Where’s me clipboard!’. The use of ‘me’ instead of ‘my’ is a dialect feature of East London and Estuary English which, along with commeritis,...

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Part 2: Old Friends

09-30-2010 11:57 AM by BritBoxmaker | 22 comments »

Before I start. All the pictures in this blog (and all my blogs for that matter) are left handed. I suggest all you righties out there copy the pics and flip them, as I do with your’s. Continuing the ‘atomic’ theme I now introduce you to Manhattan This is the cutting board I use for parquetry. Made in 2001 and still going strong. Its basically like a bench hook, as used for hand sawing, with a couple of differences. Its made from a piece of MDF 350×300 x 6mm w...

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Part 3: Tumbling Dice (blocks)

10-01-2010 06:54 PM by BritBoxmaker | 16 comments »

Yesterday I left you with a pile of wooden diamonds. Now to make the pattern. I use a template to set out the blocks in this design. Its a simple rectangular grid where the intersection of the lines mark the places where The points of the diamonds should be in the pattern. I used CAD to draw this but pencil and ruler would do just as well. For the 20mm diamond I am using the ‘x’ spacing is 20mm and the ‘y’ spacing 11.547mm (now you see why I use CAD), 11.5mm wil...

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Part 4: Two Outta Three Ain't Bad

10-02-2010 08:07 PM by BritBoxmaker | 13 comments »

Just a mini-blog today as I’ve found out the yacht varnish takes 12 hours to dry. Two coats, two sides thats two days. So I can’t show the clip fitting yet but I can show you how the two sides turned out. I took the board out of the clamp. Flat as a pancake, no ripples in the veneer. Little Boy never lets me down. The edges were trimmed to size. and on the work side I trimmed back the veneer at both ends by about 10mm and fitted a new piece of veneer with grain parallel to the ...

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Part 5: Ah, there's me clipboard

10-04-2010 08:30 PM by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

Last part. Varnish dry. Time to position and fit the clip. First decide which end to mount the clip Flip it over horizontally Tape where the mounting holes for the clip will go Now you can turn it around without fear of getting the wrong end and mark up for the holes Cut holes and secure clip I used some bolts and nuts fitted with shakeproof washers I had left over from my computer installation days.Eh voila! The final pics will be posted as a project...

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