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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
 

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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
good details, very understandable thanks for the info through this great blog.
 

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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
Hi Martyn, This is a very good blog with some good info. Many LJer's really enjoy boxes and making them. I look forward to seeing more of your projects, and enjoyed seeing your last project. Thanks for sharing…..Ron
 

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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
Thanks guys. There will be more to follow
 

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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
Great blog, thanks for sharing.
 

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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
Thanks for the info
 

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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
Well, I know what the top for my next box will look like. I will have to decide how I am going to make the box.

Thanks for the excellent blog.
 

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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
Thanks for the illustrations!
 

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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
Very cool thanks for posting!
 

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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
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Garden Avenue boxes

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us.

The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness.



These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged.



This arrangement was glued up into a block. The next step was to slice this block at 60°. I made up a jig with a slot cut partially through at 6mm in from the end



and started to cut the block up on the table saw, as shown. After six cuts I had five 60° cut slices and two end pieces.



Four slices were kept intact and the other broken up to provide fill-in pieces for the pattern. The parts were re-arranged by sliding each successive part one whole place up from the previous one. The fill-in pieces were used to plug the gaps at the top/bottom of the pattern.



This little assembly was glued up into a new block and the surplus trimmed off.



The new block was cut into four through the thickness, providing four identical patterns.



Thats the top pattern done. Further details of the rest of the project as I have time.
just found this..thanks for sharing
 
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