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Blog series by Kiwib0y updated 01-01-2016 08:40 AM 10 parts 11802 reads 28 comments total

Part 1: Part 2

08-31-2015 10:10 AM by Kiwib0y | 1 comment »

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 ...

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Part 2: Part 3

09-01-2015 09:09 AM by Kiwib0y | 4 comments »

You have to love rainy days as you get time to play!! ( to wet to work on the building site).Finished cutting and assembling some of the marquetry that I plan to use on the box.You may see on one piece of marquetry it has a clear film on it. I have used a product called Dura seal which people cover book covers with for protection to assemble the marquetry on as it has a sticky surface to it and holds the pieces in the right place then I put veneering tape on the opposite side and remove the D...

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Part 3: Part 4

09-03-2015 08:38 AM by Kiwib0y | 1 comment »

I took time from my busy work day to visit the elderly gentleman Warren (mentor I suppose) who has just had a stroke and showed him the jewellery box. we both felt there should be something on the inside of the lid, I chose the Totara burr (Totara is a native timber to New Zealand) and to show my gratitude to Warren for all his help I cut in a motif he gave me.Then carried on with the planned design. With the top veneered to started on the main box by gluing a strip of American walnut with...

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Part 4: Part 5

09-04-2015 05:56 AM by Kiwib0y | 2 comments »

Got home walked through the garage and thought lets do some veneering so switched on the hot glue pot and veneered the bottom of the box. veneering inside a restricted space seemed strange. With that out of the way I decided to give the sides ago.Well that went well with the old mind thinking of things that could go wrong but just took my time and worked over and into the curves with the veneering hammer making sure that the veneer did not shift from the walnut strip that runs around the t...

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Part 5: part 5a

09-05-2015 07:30 AM by Kiwib0y | 0 comments »

I notice 1 of the posted photos did not appear showing one of the sides so I thought I would up-date things. Next task will be trimming back the walnut veneer on the corners to take the Zebrano strips. “The most exercise I get is back stabbing, running people down and jumping to conclusions” !!!!!

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Part 6: Part 6

09-06-2015 08:07 AM by Kiwib0y | 4 comments »

I have planned to trim back the walnut veneer back by 6mm(1/4”) and glue in a strip of zebrano on the corners.I made a cutting guide using 18mm dowel, a hobby knife blade and a round piece of nylon which I had to turn on a metal working lathe to the shown shape as a stock, with a flat stock I would not get a parallel cut on the concave curves. So I set to after a couple of trial runs and away I went! After I cut through the veneer I heated the veneer with a clothing iron to reacti...

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Part 7: Part 7

09-09-2015 08:43 AM by Kiwib0y | 0 comments »

Hi All, slowly cutting the zebrano into the strip cut into the corners and bottom edge. I hope I am doing right as I have found next to nothing on the internet that I can find. Before I could veneer the bottom strips I had to veneer the under side edge. Once the veneer glue is set I trim it to shape then veneer the strip with the zebrano. “In life you need 3 hobbies, 1 to make you money, 1 to keep you in shape, 1 to make you creative”

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Part 8: part 8

09-23-2015 08:57 AM by Kiwib0y | 4 comments »

Hi All, back to the jewellery box after big work commitments.After a time consuming exercise I finally finished the zebrano strip to the corners and edges. The last veneering to be done is a band around the upper area on the inside of the box. With all the veneering done there is going to be and endless amount of sanding. But been in the mood to cut wood I have decided to make the dividers and tray for the inside from American walnut.First I made the lower dividers with raised ends as c...

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Part 9: part 9

10-04-2015 04:20 AM by Kiwib0y | 6 comments »

Hi All, After the arduous task of sanding I have finally got the jewelry box to the stage I always dread WHAT finish to apply. Now I have given the box the first sand using 100 grit paper I better think about filling the pores of the grain to achieve a flat finish so the grain is not visible. So I think I can do 2 things, 1st is to ask google or 2nd ask the readers here at LJ that read this blog for their suggestions which are always helpful and are always taken into considera...

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Part 10: jewelry box #10

01-01-2016 08:40 AM by Kiwib0y | 6 comments »

Well it has been awhile since I posted any progress on the box due to work commitments. I last blogged that I was going to french polish the box with the help and instruction from my elderly mentor. With 3 coats of shellac I contacted my friend with bad news that he was having major health issues. Recounting our conversations I started grain filling the pores of the box with shellac and talc.Warren (my mentor) likes to use talc and has done for 40 odd years as trying to get pumice (4F) in New...

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