Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'shell box'

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No Quarter #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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No Quarter #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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No Quarter #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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