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Blog series by BritBoxmaker updated 07-24-2011 03:21 PM 4 parts 23711 reads 42 comments total

Part 1: Shell box - Intro and pattern

07-22-2011 08:44 PM by BritBoxmaker | 18 comments »

Hello here this is my second attempt to blog shell boxes. The last one ended up in the wall art ‘Inverted World’. Well this one is a little less spectacular but is based along the same theme of curves. This time a curved pattern but it will have stringing introduced between the colour changes as will become apparent as the blog progresses. The main woods are American Black Walnut and Sycamore with Yew stringing. I will be book-matching woods where necessary. First step i...

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Part 2: Learning to walk again

07-23-2011 02:41 PM by BritBoxmaker | 10 comments »

That’s just the Foo Fighter’s track playing endlessly in my head ATM. Good enough title though. Anyways up when the triangles are glued up and re-arranged you get this. When you re-saw them you get this I glued and taped the re-saws using a technique David (Patron) calls a glue joint. Put glue on one piece of the joint. Slide them together with a little finger pressure until you get a ‘soft’ lock. Simples! Then tape them until they dry. Then do the...

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Part 3: Top to Bottom

07-24-2011 12:10 PM by BritBoxmaker | 9 comments »

Well the top shell glue up was successful but I’m not going to show you yet, you’ll have to wait. Its good. Well I think so. Next we need to make the bottom shell. First we’re going to need some measurements. Width 92mm (you can do the maths, divide by 25.4 or multiple by 100 and divide by four for an approximate figure) and depth 51mm. To make the actual shell a tight fit I subtract 1mm from the width making 91mm (fold up and glue line add a tiny fraction almo...

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Part 4: You say tomato.....

07-24-2011 03:21 PM by BritBoxmaker | 5 comments »

So do I it just sounds different. Did it fit? The bottom shell into the top shell. Well sort of. It was tighter than a very tight thing. A light (yes thats how most of the world spells it) sanding later and it was a comfortable, moving, fit You get a vacuum effect when you remove it as the air can’t easily get in to fill the increasing volume. To this end I route grooves along the sides, vertically, to allow an influx of air. Problem solved. Next the mitred pedestal...

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