Box making Curved Front Box #12: The Trim work Commences

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-23-2013 12:34 AM 1495 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The trim work has commenced in ernest, after my rabbeting disaster I kinda lost interest for a while and went and did something different for a while, see the rambling’s on the bottom of #11

Anyway I an back into it today, out with the Oscillating Sander Bandsaw and the Disk sander as well

First up it was selecting the most suitable trim for the front top and bottom of the curved front, fitted them up and the sanded to suit the profile.

Once I had that done I the needed an accurate way to miter and trim the rough sawn curved sections, so I made up a jig to do all the bevels without having to adjust then re set everything again over and over.

Because the trim meets at three points double bevels were required.

With a final sand it was time to incrementally tape everything together to confirm it would all fit together correctly.

With that confirmed I left the tape in place and commenced individually gluing each part in by lifting the tape applying glue and then retaping and adding a clamp or two.

Well it all fitted together and I was going well when I discovered I had run out of usable clamps, so I only completed the base.

The top/lid will be a revisit of the above procedure but as I had no more clamps it will be done later.

I will not bother to blog it as its possibly just a repeat.

Here are all the progress photos of the base only.

General Arrangement.

The jig fabricated for the job.

The fit and tape up

The three intersecting points.

The annoying chip out bits.

The glue up in progress.

The final Clamp up!
Did I mention I ran out of suitable clamps!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 03:05 AM

You’re getting there Robert. Really too bad about the chip outs but they can be repaired and you have learned something to avoid next time.


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

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 09:24 AM

It’s looking really great Robert. I like your jig. I have the exact same Woodfast sanding machine. Those damages shouldn’t be so difficult to repair. I think I have some pictures of a good technique for that. I’ll have a look and get back to you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 01:05 PM

Here is the veneer repair method Robert in case you find it helpful. The photo turned out rather dark so I hope you can zoom it to see the details more clearly. Here’s another translation.

1. Temporarily tape down the replacement veneer over the damaged area with a large enough patch to provide good overlap over the damage.

2. Make a triangular cut through the veneer larger than the damaged area. Cut all the way through enough to leave the knife marks on the surface under the patch.

3. Remove the patch and cut the rest of the way through on your workpiece surface and then clean out the veneer from the inside of the triangle.

4. Glue in the patch and tape it in place, then clamp a piece of flat wood on top till dry(maybe with something soft underneath the wood?).

The triangle shape of the patch will not be very visible at all.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 01:18 PM

Looking good.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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