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Red IronBark Adventures #10: Day 2 work ...Sunday so not much to report

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-18-2020 10:34 PM 758 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I continued with the construction today but didn’t achieve much being Sunday and lack of brilliant ideas.

This is the basic design all held together with vertical posts holding the sides in place.

The concept is screw the verticals from underneath to attach them to the base

There is a bit of filler needed here and there to close the base, I am not sure if it was termites or a natural defect.
I radiused the edges trying to get something a bit more atractive than just another boring box.

In an attempt to “jazz” it up a bit I decided to taper the verticals

Next is some sanding and finishing and hopefully I will get an inspiration for same attractive features.

-- Regards Rob



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 10-18-2020 11:29 PM

Cool idea of the posts… Any top? Guessing no, because of the pointies…

What are the dimensions?

tutel would be proud of you.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 10-18-2020 11:57 PM

Huh! Great minds think alike or something…

I’m building a gift box for a bottle of wine, and today I pegged the uprights into the base (wedged tenons on the ends of the uprights for me).

Tomorrow the back and the two sides will go in, and then the front and top will come out of the piece of spalted elm and somehow attach (probably with magnets).

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 10-19-2020 12:09 AM

Looking good Rob!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 10-19-2020 12:14 AM

I like the natural imperfections Rob in the Iron Bark as they add character to the timber. I think I’d have filled them with clear epoxy though!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 10-19-2020 12:31 AM

Humm eyesight is really annoying these days

In an attempt to “jazz” it up a bit I decided to taper the verticals
Next is some sanding and finishing and hopefully I will get an inspiration for same attractive features.

should have read
In an attempt to “jazz” it up a bit I decided to bevel the verticals

Next is some sanding and finishing and hopefully I will get an inspiration for some attractive features.

I am thinking of some onlay but don’t know which way to go.

I think I will check out some of Ohad Milners work

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 10-19-2020 12:49 AM



I’m building a gift box for a bottle of wine…
- Dave Polaschek

I’m sure the bottle of wine will love the present… what you going to put in the box? A human?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 10-19-2020 12:51 AM

A top?.....cut it out I am zoned out trying to get something attractive first.

Dimensions?
Yeah something else I forgot

As for a lid, I better give it some thought

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 10-19-2020 04:01 AM

OK I may have worked out a solution.

As for the bottle I had a moment of whatever

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 10-20-2020 11:46 AM



A top?.....cut it out I am zoned out trying to get something attractive first.

...

- robscastle

I’ve always found the most attractive things to be topless.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 10-20-2020 12:08 PM



I ve always found the most attractive things to be topless.
- HokieKen

You haven’t seen the missus and I sunbake nude… bring on summer.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 10-20-2020 12:19 PM

I didn’t say the two were mutually inclusive Duck ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 10-20-2020 11:56 PM

Brilliant Rob, Love how you did the corners. And the Tool cutouts on the sides giving it another dimension, awesome.
A family heirloom for the grandkids Id say.
Nice one
Regards
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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