Wood Gloat #15: And now the offcuts...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-04-2010 10:44 AM 1555 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: What to do with a slab of White Cedar? Part 15 of Wood Gloat series Part 16: Offcuts... the sequel... »

There were a few bits and pieces left over after I milled the one third of the slab of White Cedar that Col gave me for milling his two thirds..

That is after I bookmatched the resawn piece…

I set up the Incra Mitre Express and using a Magswitch as a stop cross cut some 12 mm [1/2 inch] pieces of endgrain…these were 200 mm [8 in] by 50 mm [2 in] .... and then book matched them

I did one glue up with 8 pieces… destined for a serving tray..

This pic is taken showing the other 6 part glueup… to be made into a box

The sides are also made of White Cedar with the inlay set in a rebate at the top and the ply base in a groove routered in the side….

The box was made with mitres and I have added brass filigree to the corners.

A few coats of Danish oil and brass hinges… or might I make some timber hinges… I am of two minds… maybe work that out later… and also a felt lining… forrest green seems appropriate…It will only be very shallow but enough to showcase a very smart piece of jewellery.

Stay tuned…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 11-04-2010 11:50 AM

What a great pattern….nice one Larry.

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 12:32 PM

WOW.. your offcuts are better than my regular cuts!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 04:05 PM

That grain is crazy!
Can’t wait to see it finished.

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#4 posted 11-04-2010 04:07 PM

That was fast work, Larry. Nice reuse of small stock to a pretty and useful end.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#5 posted 11-04-2010 05:10 PM

Beautiful bookmatching Larry

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#6 posted 11-04-2010 06:30 PM

Beautiful work, Larry.

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#7 posted 11-04-2010 07:22 PM

Fantastic Larry. I learn something from every post you make. This was a perfect way to use that bookmatched piece (a box of course).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 11-05-2010 01:37 AM

That’s AWESOME!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 11-05-2010 06:44 AM

I am staying tuned alright. I think something really nice is going to hatch.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 11-05-2010 06:51 AM

Amazing wood and work to boot!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 11-06-2010 10:21 PM

never book matched a lid befor cool idea

-- self proclaimed copycat

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