Trio of veneered boxes

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Blog series by jmartel updated 12-03-2014 06:10 AM 4 parts 10247 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: Intro, wood selection, and starting the cutting

11-09-2014 07:16 PM by jmartel | 6 comments »

Unlike my previous blog posts, I intend to actually finish this series. Apologies to anyone who was left hanging until the project was posted on previous ones. Here goes nothing… These projects will be a bit more complicated than previous work that I’ve done. Additionally, these will be my first experience into working with Hot Hide Glue. I was able to pick up a Hold Heet glue pot and some hide glue from someone used for only $35. The first box that I will be making is going...

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Part 2: More veneer work in the Kitchen

11-11-2014 06:45 AM by jmartel | 8 comments »

Well, the bike is still down. Managed to fix my starting issue, but now it doesn’t hold idle. It’s always something. With modern diagnostics, I can check/change fueling and many other parameters with a laptop. The laptop was out to upload a new map, but unfortunately it isn’t going to help my idle issue. That’s more of a mechanical problem I believe. Unfortunately for these projects, that means that I still can’t do any work in the garage. That means I nee...

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Part 3: Personalization

11-21-2014 04:51 AM by jmartel | 3 comments »

Next up on the veneer work was to inlay initials into the veneer that will go underneath the lid. I was able to get 2 of the 3 letters done tonight. Here’s a little how-to on how I accomplish this. First, I print a template, and tape it to the veneer that I want to cut. I spend a few minutes trying to figure out the best grain orientation before taping it down. For the Walnut burled boxes I am using straight grained Walnut for the letter. Sometimes I also put a full layer of t...

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Part 4: Starting of the box carcasses

12-03-2014 06:10 AM by jmartel | 0 comments »

Well, construction on the boxes ended up taking a detour due to the holiday and me making a router table which will be needed for the bikes, but I was able to start on the boxes themselves. This is how the router table currently sits, though it now has casters mounted. I made it about 1/4” shorter than my table saw to use as an outfeed table. Still need to mount the plate to it. I dug through my wood pile and found a nice piece of figured mahogany (the lumber dealer labeled...

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