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Blog series by shipwright updated 12-04-2010 02:32 AM 2 parts 10643 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: Tiny Home Made Plywood and Banding.

12-03-2010 03:29 AM by shipwright | 11 comments »

I started this as a forum topic but the way it’s going, it should have been a blog so I’m changing horses in mid stream. To bring things up to speed, I started out fooling around with the idea of thin plywood because I was bored in the shop waiting for finish coats to dry on my real project. It sort of took on a life of it’s own. Here’s a brief recap: The first two shots are of a 4” x 8” sheet of 1/16” walnut ...

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Part 2: Micro-Banding

12-04-2010 02:32 AM by shipwright | 13 comments »

Well, the banding actually sliced and attached to the box so I guess we’ll chock it up as a crooked little success. I was giving about 50 / 50 odds on it working out at all. This is the banding block that was gluing up when I did my entry yesterday. It’s 3/16” thick. so it will, when sliced, require a 3/16” recess in the box to inlay it. It’s not really pretty, but the object here is to see if it can be done at all. There are certainly lots of places I could h...

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