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Blog series by robscastle updated 04-26-2019 01:49 AM 4 parts 13416 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: a 67.5 degree Jig

08-14-2013 10:02 AM by robscastle | 1 comment »

In the process of building my Octagonal Slope Sided Serving Tray ( standby for this Project Post as its being a real nightmare to assemble) I needed too add biscuits in the butt joints to reinforce them and make the assembly more stable. The basic details of the tray sides are that they have 40mm rails and 80mm ends with handles in them. I wanted to ensure the joints were robust enough so decided to add “O” size biscuits to reinforce the joints. Now getting a groove cut ...

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Part 2: Jig for the Ute Box Lid

09-04-2015 09:20 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

I wanted to make a curved lid for my “Ute Box” so I spent most of the day perfecting a “Curved Vice/Clamp” jig to do the job, Backgound: The staved part of the lid has five sections joined by a loose tongue and groove at a joint angle of 10 degrees. Some years ago I made some stave projects and had a steep learning curve trying to glue them all together, in that case I used a plastic cable drum and ratchet straps. This time I wanted to use a curved vice or cl...

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Part 3: Another Shaper Dough Nut or is it Donut?

10-01-2015 08:03 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

I made this jig to enable me to re-route the common stress relief recesses in floor boards that I was using. I am making a box from floorboard off cuts for a friend as a house warming gift but its an unfinished project at the moment so more on it later.The box has a curved handle on the lid and its the concave section that I needed to do some additional finish work on.First up I clamped up the material that I used for the handle to produce the required curve. It was then upon releas...

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Part 4: Sungka board dimensions and my templates

04-26-2019 01:49 AM by robscastle | 15 comments »

This Blog is primarily intended for Anthony (AKA anthm27) but for all to enjoy if so desired. A bit of history. First up I was enlightened by George Coles back in 2015 when I was first requested by my wife Aurora to make her a Sungka Board (AKA Mancala) which I had absolutely no idea about, so knowing George was in the Phillipines I hit him up for some info. So acknowledgement to George for his input. You may wish to check out some of his projects, some most impressive from my poi...

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