Jewelry box #1: Part 2

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Blog entry by Kiwib0y posted 08-31-2015 10:10 AM 1196 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Due to poor weather I had a chance to machine the lid for the box. Once again the saw was put to use to scallop the outer edges of the top curving up to leave a flat area on top.
The box measures 300mm long x 200mm wide and 150mm high.
Now I have the box size finalised I can start working the veneer and designs of the marquetry.
This is the design for the top.

This is the first time I have used a scroll saw to cut a packet of veneers.
the ground is American walnut with Tawa (unsure).I have used a piece of Silky oak and Tawa as wasters.
hopefully if all goes well I might be able to use the Silky oak and Tawa for another project.
I am using a 2/0 blade in the scroll saw.

I did not know how the Tawa would hold together so I used masking tape over the veneer so it would not break during sawing. I suppose I should have used veneering tape or sized veneer with glue (sorry Shipwright for not staying traditional)
Out of here like a bold man!!!!

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#1 posted 08-31-2015 03:00 PM

Looks good. Your cutting looks excellent, better than I can do with a scroll saw.

As for the veneer reinforcement, whatever works for you. For me, because I have my pot of HHG in the shop all the time, it is easiest to back my veneers with newsprint paper. I think either that or veneer tape will hold tiny pieces better than masking tape but if it’s working for you and you’re happy with it, I won’t be giving you static. :-)

Looking forward to the next segment. This is going to be a very nice piece.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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