Extremely Average #207: A Detailed Explanation of My Methodology

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 07-28-2010 05:24 AM 1291 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello LJ’s,

It has been pointed out, and rightfully so, that I am really descriptive in every aspect of my blog posts, except my methodology. This is true and tonight I decided to give a much more detailed account of how I glue up a tiny box with 45 degree angled joints. I have lots of pictures and of course, a silly introduction.

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Tonight’s post made me chuckle. :-)


-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 05:44 AM

Just wondering , which tractor did win the tractor pull ?
Trying to describe every detail is HARD. I was hired several years ago to write the S.O.P. (Standard Operating Procedure) manuals for our company. The first one was for an A.I. center, the second one was for the Transportation department. That was when I learned not to “assume” ANYTHING !
Best of Luck with the detail thing !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 05:17 PM

I liked this post a bunch. your methodology is certainly different from what I usually see. I think most people use a band clamp for this type of thing (or even very strong rubber bands if the box is too small for a band clamp). This was an innovative way to clamp small pieces.i think the rubber band idea would only work to get a “semi-strong” joint that would be sufficient until you could add splines. A miter is only so strong doe to endgrain to endgrain glue ups. I get the feeling you won’t be abusing a box of this size though.

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 06:42 PM

You are right, I don’t expect to be abusing it much. I had a tiny band clamp, which I broke this morning. Grrr…but I still would have done the first part the way I did. Oh well, perhaps I can fix the band clamp. But that is project for another day.

-- Brian Meeks,

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