Box making Curved Front Box #5: Cutting the box open

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-13-2013 07:14 AM 1734 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well so much for wanting to cut the box open with my bandsaw.

I realised the sides were too big and the curved face blew it out to 297mm.

So it was onto the table saw. there goes Critical priority no 2

I fitted the thinnest kerf blade I had and away I went.

Cutting a box open using various planes is usually a candidate for a mess, let alone making a series of cuts as I raised the blade, but I managed to get it started and finished at the same point miracles do occur!

Next its onto the veneering procedure.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 11-13-2013 09:36 AM

Beautiful piece of work mate! What is the wood? Without veneer, just stain and finish it’d be gorgeous to me. What lid fastener will you use if any? Thanks for the view.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#2 posted 11-13-2013 10:10 AM

Hello Russell

Don’t be disappointed but, the front sides and back are a recycled pallet and its common garden variety Pine.

The top/lid and bottom/base are both block board possibly Tasmanian Oak from a $15 recycled cupboard.

However I will be going up market with the Veneer and finishing trim so stay tuned.

Because of its size and mass, the hinges and locks will have to be a bit more up market to those of my small decorative ones, and they are something I haven’t really thought too much about just yet.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 11-13-2013 10:54 AM

This is coming out great Robert. I’m looking forward to seeing the veneering process.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-13-2013 03:57 PM

Looking good Robert.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#5 posted 11-13-2013 06:08 PM

I too am looking forward to the veneering process, it looks great so far!

-- Harry, Indiana

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