Inverted World

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Blog series by BritBoxmaker updated 07-11-2011 08:15 PM 5 parts 19461 reads 58 comments total

Part 1: Introduction

07-06-2011 06:44 PM by BritBoxmaker | 11 comments »

I was looking through some of my old blogs and it occurred to me that what I most enjoyed about ones such as ‘The Impossible’ was that it was a journey, with other LJ’s as companions. We saw new things, commented on the scenery and I got some well needed feedback (mostly about my mental state I might add, lol). I’ve decided to revisit this working format with a pattern called Inverted World. Years ago I read an SF story of this name by a writer called Christopher Pr...

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Part 2: Pattern Reduction and Tooling Up

07-08-2011 10:20 PM by BritBoxmaker | 13 comments »

Hello again. Lets start with a reminder of what the Inverted World pattern looks like I don’t know if you can see from this but the pattern consists of only 3 (three) different types of piece Labelled here as A, B and C. Both of the B’s in this picture are mirror images of each other.To complete the pattern we need 4 x A ( 2 black, 2 white), 8 x B ( 4 black, 4 white) and 4 x C ( 2 black, 2 white).You should also be able to make out from the first picture that if you ...

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Part 3: Cutting Curves

07-09-2011 07:33 PM by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

So the tools are prepared, now the materials. I would love to have used Bloodwood, not so easily available here, so its Padauk (I’ll watch it darken with age), Sycamore and a small piece of African Blackwood I had left from the Italian Restaurant box. To mark out the pieces I printed off the pattern and cut it up. The marking up of the Blackwood reminded me of when I was a small child, watching my mum marking out patterns for clothes (she was a seamstress). I cut these...

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Part 4: All Together now

07-10-2011 07:02 PM by BritBoxmaker | 11 comments »

I left you with all the pattern pieces, their curved sides routed, and no idea of how I was going to square up the straight edges. Well I had a beer and a little think and came up with At the bottom of the picture you see the pattern diagram again. In order to re-establish where the straight edges of the pattern should I first masking taped the pattern pieces together then I took a pair of compasses and using the central point ‘0’ drew an arc ‘1’ out to t...

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Part 5: Trim and Cleanup

07-11-2011 08:15 PM by BritBoxmaker | 16 comments »

Well its going to be a box. It will be a shell box of the EZ Mitre type. This enables me to go into the construction of shell boxes, which I haven’t before. I first trimmed up the board ready for work as an EZ Mitre box. Then thickness sanded it down on my drum sander to 6mm. First using 150 grit for the major reduction, then 240 grit for a finer finish. Fine enough for the inside of the box anyway. I hand sanded the outside, side to 400 grit. Lots of dust from both Blackwood and Pad...

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