In the light

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Blog series by BritBoxmaker updated 08-04-2013 02:56 PM 3 parts 6249 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: Everybody needs the light

07-27-2013 03:55 PM by BritBoxmaker | 13 comments »

I’m back in the shop after 44 days absence due to back injury. Check; clear bench, tea, custard creams, music. Now lets make boxes! Well to start some experimentation. The liners for my EZ mitre boxes are Birch ply. The one for the last box, Amazed, was dyed black (spirit based wood dye used in Dance on a Volcano II and Any Colour You Like) and sprayed with satin acrylic spray. I’ve found that the same company that make the clear acrylic spray make this An ebony fi...

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Part 2: So the story begins

07-28-2013 01:01 PM by BritBoxmaker | 4 comments »

Starting to cut all the pattern pieces today. This is the pattern Shown in plan and end elevation. Just a side note. If anyone is thinking of making one of these please could you wait until I have finished and posted mine. This is my design and it is a live blog of a project, in real time. I have been beaten to the punch by over-enthusiastic people before. Its not big and its not clever. Now from the plan you can see that there are a number of small pieces here. The pattern ...

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Part 3: Precision sizing and clean-up of pattern pieces

08-04-2013 02:56 PM by BritBoxmaker | 6 comments »

When I left you I was just about to cut all the pattern pieces. Well I did this successfully and cut all the pieces 2 mm longer than necessary, to allow for clean-up. With pieces 6 mm x 3 mm its very difficult to avoid split out on the cut, even with an 80 tooth cross cut blade. The two mm allows for precision sizing as well. First to clean up the 45° ends. Here’s my belt sander, 915 mm x 100 mm belt. 180 grit for this job. Surrounded by the usual clutter. The mitre gauge for ...

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