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Compound Hex box ? Why not....

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Project by fernandoindia posted 08-13-2010 10:32 PM 2724 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Why not?

After finishing the Hex Straight Box, I started to look into compound angles. How to calculate them is the challenge.

So we started a competition among my wife Ines, my son Gonzalo, and myself. They will be trying to develop the formulae to calculate the angles while I be looking into the web for hand ready solutions.

Needless to say I win this contest. I found several web pages explaining, and even providing calculations on how to determine the exact angles.

However it took us more than 4 hours to reach results in paper. Thereafter I´ll need to execute in wood: Another story.

Made a trial first

Same woods a the Straight hex box. This time I splined the side joints. Learned the hard way.

Applied mineral spirit for the photo. I´ll finish it with laquer

Thanks for viewing

-- Back home. Fernando





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 08-13-2010 10:36 PM

I admire you tackling compound angles in boxmaking. Its not for the feint hearted. You know no fear. Good man to know. This is inspiring. Well done and thanks for posting

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 08-13-2010 10:40 PM

Now that is indeed different… I like it a lot…
Hey BC check this one out….
Larry

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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fernandoindia

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#3 posted 08-13-2010 10:52 PM

Very kind of you both Martyn & Larry. Thank you.

You guys ,are unbelievable. Endless surprises. Not only good design, well executed, but also a tidy description with photos o the performing !!

-- Back home. Fernando

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#4 posted 08-13-2010 11:40 PM

You’re welcome

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 08-13-2010 11:56 PM

Fernando – what is the wood that you use. At first I assumed that the green color was part of the finish or dye process you were using, but in the project photos I see that is the wood color. It looks a lot like a poplar but I have not seen such dark green color.

Really nice work on the box

Cheers
Dave

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#6 posted 08-14-2010 02:27 AM

Very nicely done! Love the complexity and craftsmanship. Nice combination of woods…..
What are they!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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fernandoindia

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#7 posted 08-14-2010 03:40 AM

Hi Gene, Dave,

Mosaics woods are guatambu (yellow), cedar (reddish), Peteribi ( brown), and palosanto (green) the center mosaics, and the sides of the box, and the lid.

Thank you for your visit

-- Back home. Fernando

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#8 posted 08-14-2010 04:09 AM

This is a very beautiful box and I love the inlays on the top, this gives it a striking look! Good job.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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fernandoindia

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#9 posted 08-14-2010 04:13 AM

Hey Martyn, watch this out £ 10 each 3 meter log, or AUS 17 for Degoose.
Palosanto logs (green) Quebracho log (Red
They are only 1200 miles from home

Palosanto logs (green)  Quebracho log (Red)

-- Back home. Fernando

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#10 posted 08-14-2010 12:02 PM

Great angels and finish like it.

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

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#11 posted 08-14-2010 01:21 PM

Compound angles scare me too. There is a lot going on. Not only do you have to find the angles, you have to cut them correctly also.

You have done a very good job here, my hat is off to you. I love it.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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