Music Box #2: #2 progress

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Blog entry by Chris Cook posted 12-21-2016 05:19 PM 1042 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: 2+ years in the making Part 2 of Music Box series Part 3: more progress »

Like magic, all the mitre cuts are done. This part isn’t difficult, but it requires SUPER CAREFUL setup and no haste.

Here it is folded back together. Everything looks good so far.

I re tape it for glue up

Only after it is all glued up do I see my small but significant error(s):

My mitre cuts were a hair off. This caused small gaps along the sharpest edges. No going back now, so I decide to bevel out the edges to compensate.

I am good at compensating for errors as I have lots of experience. I have made many of these types of boxes where the edges come out perfect. The problem is that I waited too long between boxes and got hasty (remember, I warned about haste).

At this point I decided to be frustrated and let it sit for 2 years. That was August of 2014.

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#1 posted 12-21-2016 06:41 PM

Lemon >> Lemonaid

Nice recovery

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 12-22-2016 03:08 AM


As Charles Neil says, “pros make mistakes they just know how to fix them.” LOL! “If it looks good to the eye, it is good. Nice save, and I gues it took two years to learn patience.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 12-23-2016 01:26 PM

Coming along nicely. Looks gr8 to me. Things happen that put us behind. I agree w/Doc and Steve up above.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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