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Making boxes. #1: From slab to box...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-21-2015 12:33 PM 3640 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As promised, a blog on the steps [or most of them] to take a slab to dimensional timber required for fine box making.. in picture form…

Cross cut to approximate length.


Run through thicknesses… no need for jointing this stock [it
is flat and stable]...besides I do not have a large enough jointer…


Freehand ripping on the bandsaw prior to jointing edge…

See I only have a small one…
Next step is to rip to width… no photos…
Resaw on the bandsaw… by doing this you can actually get all 4 corners to have continuous grain…

This is a ring in… the timber is Rosewood but just showing how well a bi metal blade works …

You can see the finished boxes… or at least two of the forty I am making….
Here!

-- Be safe.



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SPalm

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 01:30 PM

Nice explanation. Lots of dust too,

Love the picture in the background when you are resawing :-)

Good work Sir,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 01:32 PM

These are very nice, Larry. You always did produce a lot of nice things. I imagine that your business is qrowing more and more successful every year.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 03:29 PM

Continuous grain on all 4 corners. Brilliant! Nice wood also. I have some Myrtlewood that would be perfect. But only 1 box, not 40

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 04:20 PM

I always enjoy seeing others processes. Helps refine my own. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 05-21-2015 10:23 PM

Love it Larry, it’s like I’mk there hanging out and having fun. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Mean_Dean

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#6 posted 05-21-2015 11:58 PM

From slab to box—I love it! Thanks for taking the time to do this blog!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 05-22-2015 12:35 AM

Nice blog. We are at a slight shortage of New Guinea Rosewood here in the states. You should start a lumber business. I sure do envy your choice of timbers to work with!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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robscastle

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#8 posted 05-22-2015 06:11 AM

Nice work, that Bi metal blade is making light work of it all.

Looks like it will generate more interest in the technology and we may see more continious grain products getting posted.

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 05-22-2015 09:37 AM

Glad to see that you are back at it after your operation Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Cliff

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#10 posted 05-22-2015 10:29 AM

Good explanation. Very informative. Thank you.

Regards,

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Roger

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#11 posted 05-22-2015 12:07 PM

Gr8 how to go about it Larry. That wood is very beautiful

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

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 05-23-2015 05:39 AM

Contiguous grain ismall beautiful!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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Napaman

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#13 posted 06-14-2015 01:39 AM

i love the live edge.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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