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Boxes

Postby Rod » 22 Jun 2018, 10:47

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Maple and Plane being processed

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I made this sledge to standardise the slats when I built my Porch Glider - holds the timber for passing through the thicknesser

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To be continued

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Re: Boxes

Postby Malc2098 » 22 Jun 2018, 10:57

That maple would make a lovely guitar neck!
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Re: Boxes

Postby Woodbloke » 22 Jun 2018, 11:34

Batch production? - Rob
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Re: Boxes

Postby Rod » 22 Jun 2018, 23:44

Sort of Rob, making 6 but they’ll all be slightly different.
I’m going to use my Wealden Lock Mitre cutter
which covers the width range 12 to 16mm.
I’d prefer it to be a bit thinner but am going for 12.
I might make some later with fancier joints like dovetails.
The maple was 25mm thick so I took a 6mm slice off and will plane down to 12 with the thicknesser.
I could of tried to cut more miserly but would have probably cocked it up - in the end it went quite well.

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Re: Boxes

Postby RogerS » 23 Jun 2018, 04:44

Rod, why did you take off 6mm ? Was that for use elsewhere ?
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Re: Boxes

Postby Rod » 24 Jun 2018, 21:17

Roger - With a new blade and a recent set up I might have risked 2 x 3mm cuts (for veneers). I was just erring on the safe side to achieve the finished 12mm after thicknessing.

Squaring up the ends on the shooting board

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Using the Mitre Lock cutter. The other piece is to prevent breakout - I should have finalised the pieces (depth) after this operation.

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The adjoining piece is cut held vertically against the fence. Really need to make a jig for this.

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Postby RogerS » 25 Jun 2018, 04:17

Rod wrote:Roger - With a new blade and a recent set up I might have risked 2 x 3mm cuts (for veneers). I was just erring on the safe side to achieve the finished 12mm after thicknessing.

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Ah, that was my cause for concern. By slicing 6mm off just one side you run the risk of the wood bowing/distorting because you've not reduced any inbuilt tension equally from both sides. I know it's a pain but in these circumstances I bite the bullet and thickness the 3mm equally off both sides .
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Postby StevieB » 25 Jun 2018, 12:52

How much faff is there in setting up that lock joint cutter? The end result looks good, but did it take multiple tries to get it right?
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Re: Boxes

Postby Rod » 25 Jun 2018, 20:01

A bit of maths with a height gauge works out the height which varies with the wood section being cut.
The fence is positioned so that it just kisses the cutter at the height of the wood thickness.
It took a couple of test pieces to get it correct. The two pieces should line up exactly evenly

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The centreline worked out to line up with the bottom of the Centre protrusion.

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These can be kept as templates for future use for that thickness of wood

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For the vertical cut I made a supporting jig

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Re: Boxes

Postby Rod » 25 Jun 2018, 20:08

It’s a bit fiddly and great care has to be taken when cutting to keep everything firm and steady especially on thin a small sections like these.
Using wider sections and cutting to correct height afterwards would have made things simpler as any break-out could have been cut off.

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Postby StevieB » 25 Jun 2018, 21:46

Thanks Rod - one of those cutters is on my 'when I have the cash' list - looks like it needs to move up ;)
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Re: Boxes

Postby TrimTheKing » 26 Jun 2018, 08:36

I really love the look of that timber Rod, but for me I really don’t like that joint. Looks far too manufactured. Actually cheapens the look of the wood for me as it looks like a flat pack kind of assembly joint.

No criticism of you there, and the timber is beautiful, but ever since that cutter came out and the videos of it flew around I’ve never taken to it.
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Postby Woodbloke » 27 Jun 2018, 08:03

It might have been easier and safer to use a false mdf fence G cramped onto your brown jobbie which is then moved onto the cutter so that it 'breaks' through with no gap. Interesting cutter though; I see that Ax do them in three different sizes - Rob
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Postby Rod » 27 Jun 2018, 09:52

Geeze Rob you reminded me of something I noticed lying around, I think I made one the last time I used the cutter!
There’s a video on YouTube showing the cutter used to make Box sections ie table legs out of thin materials (with a hollow in the middle)

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Postby Woodbloke » 27 Jun 2018, 13:56

Rod wrote:Geeze Rob you reminded me of something I noticed lying around, I think I made one the last time I used the cutter!

Yes I did:

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Re: Boxes

Postby Rod » 27 Jun 2018, 14:16

Did a bit more this morning but gave up at lunch time when temps reached over 30C - sweating just standing still.

Stopped housings, cut 3mm deep, using WoodRat - a task it excels at. To be squared off using a chisel or maybe round over the “tenon”.
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Re: Boxes

Postby Phil » 27 Jun 2018, 17:14

I bought a similar bit 'years' ago, because it looked like a nice bit to have when joining planks.

But .............

It was easier just to fit the biscuit bit and join with biscuits.
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Re: Boxes

Postby Rod » 25 Jul 2018, 21:59

Progress has been slow - far too hot in my workshop most days.
Bases being varnished:

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Postby Rod » 26 Jul 2018, 13:06

Now to choose the woods for the lids:

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Postby Malc2098 » 26 Jul 2018, 14:02

Nice selection of lid wood to choose from.
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Re: Boxes

Postby Rod » 27 Jul 2018, 09:57

Spalted Beech, Blackwood, Bubinga, Cocobolo, Zebrano, Cherry, Walnut, Kingwood.

I’ve been collecting bits for years

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Postby Woodbloke » 27 Jul 2018, 13:45

Rod wrote:
I’ve been collecting bits for years

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Postby Rod » 27 Jul 2018, 14:58

Have be you spotted what type of boxes I’m trying to make Rob?

Some nice grain patterns

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Postby Woodbloke » 27 Jul 2018, 18:06

Rod wrote:Have be you spotted what type of boxes I’m trying to make Rob?

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Postby 9fingers » 27 Jul 2018, 19:07

Woodbloke wrote:
Rod wrote:Have be you spotted what type of boxes I’m trying to make Rob?

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Boxes to hold square stuff :D - Rob


Sandwiches? :lol:

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