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    Hi gang, I wasn't going to put any more resin boxes on here as I thought everyone is sick of seeing them. But the views are continually rising, so here is my latest 3 resin boxes. Lids are all done in flood coats of resin, just like glass. Quite a lot of work in these, particularly trying to do the flood coat as nearly as possible towards the end of the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls321 View Post
    I was fortunate a few weeks ago, when we were in Central Western NSW spending time with our son there, I per chance met a woman who owned a resin/accessory shop and also run courses on resin. I spent a quality 45 minutes or so chatting with her and learnt a lot. (also spent $160 with her also).

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    Yes it was that shop in Orange, nice woman I recall her name, Jolene. Reminded me of the song. I've moved on a lot from what I learnt from her. I have found with resin that all brands are different, in so far as curing time etc. And of course Orange is much colder than here.

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    You've certainly cornered the market with these boxes you are doing. Very few people seem to take the time to do the casting in the lids which really makes them stand out in the crowd.
    Dallas

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    Hi and thanks Dallas. It's the final flood coat that gives them the "wow" factor. The first part of the lid is done in a mold with casting resin. That's where I place the timber into the mold and then pour the coloured resin. That might be anywhere up to say 16mm thick when I remove it from the mold. I want to thickness that down to about 12mm. Using my homemade drum sander was taking forever, So recently I have put a lot of time and effort into making (yet another) overhead router sled. It's nearly finished, just waiting on one more part to arrive from China. I am very impressed with it so far. I dont think you can put videos on here to show it working.

    But the flood coat is the really tricky bit, as I dont use a mold, and the flood coat resin pours over the edge. I'm doing this after the lid is joined to the main lid part of the box.

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    Be good to see your Router Sled when finished. I think the only way you can put videos on is put them on youtube and link to them.

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    A couple more resin boxes I finished yesterday. These ones have some interesting timber in them. The large one the timber does not have a name, Mal said its from the Solomon Islands and has no idea what it is called. The smaller trinket box the timber in it is Bolly Silkwood, hard wood but very easy to work with. With a very find sand comes up nice.

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    A couple more resin boxes I finished yesterday. These ones have some interesting timber in them. The large one the timber does not have a name, Mal said its from the Solomon Islands and has no idea what it is called. The smaller trinket box the timber in it is Bolly Silkwood, hard wood but very easy to work with. With a very find sand comes up nice.

    The hinges in the large box are from Aldav, very nice hinges,

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    Very nice boxes as usual Paul. You've really perfected those resin lids. Some people who use resin manage to make what they produce seem pretty ordinary, your efforts by comparison are 'top of the tree'.

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    Hi and thanks Dave, Very nice compliment. Yes a lot of work goes into those resin lids. I could knock over a nice ordinary timber lid in a fraction of the time, but I just enjoy the challenge and then when they are finally finished, the top is just like glass.

    I hope your hinge business is going along well also.

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    Hi gang, My latest with a slight difference. I had a lovely piece of Mackay Cedar (from Mal), and wanted to do something a little bit different. I purposely drilled in through the sides for the brass pivot hinges. (6mm OD tubing and 5mm ID rods) In order that I could run an inlay around the full outer surface to break up the large area. Of course the inlay hides the 6mm hole. The tubing and the rods are soo snug, a perfect fit and pivot.

    The tray slides in perfectly at an angle and drops neatly onto a ledge at each end. This was one of those boxes that everything just went so well, no plans, just in my head as I went along. Other timber is Silver Ash.

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    Another great stunner and good use of the inlay to confuse the unwary about the hinging method. Looks really clean and tidy.
    Dallas

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    My Princess Resin box. Which I referred to on the other thread. Very interesting timber this, polishes up lovely. The timber in the lid is RedGum Burl. I also wanted to show you my stop block system I recently made. Stop blocks at each end, both lock into place. This also comes in handy for other uses also eg, routering a handle lift slot in the centre of the lid. Whereas before I would have clamped 2 bits of timber onto a fence,.......this setup, all there in front of you.

    I was experimenting with different size blocks varying between 29 and 30mm. These are the hinges I bought from the USA, which is the last of them. They are identical to the size of Aldav's hinges in length. I made up a few with some HDPE to set the stop block distance. If you measure to the exact centre of the knuckle pin I was finding that the rear of the box when opening, the top was biting into the bottom. So I ended up settling on 29mm, which is just shy of the centre, probably more closer to the inner edge of the knuckle pin.

    Gives a nice little space when the box is opened to the 95 degrees. I have a mate at bowls who has a $10,000 metal lathe, I must try and get him to mill me a precision 29mm block.

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    Nice box and nice setup for your stops. I made a hardwood spacer block recently for the cheap and nasty 6mm hinges. I've yet to use it but it should work okay. It has a 6mm hole drilled on one side leaving 2mm from the hole to the edge and you slip it over the cutter. This sets the fence the correct distance away from the cutter for 10mm sided boxes. Both ends are trimmed to be exactly 29mm from the hole centre so it can be used in both directions just by dropping it over the cutter when setting the stops. Not quite as flash as yours but should be okay.
    Dallas

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