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    Something different but still very nice Brian. I...

    Something different but still very nice Brian. I also learned something, polyx black oilÖ I will need to get some [emoji3]
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    Hi Dallas, I use a hard cardboard with double...

    Hi Dallas, I use a hard cardboard with double sided tape to stick on to the suede. I then double sided tape it to the box sides.

    The dimensions are in the attached photo.
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    Thanks Brian, itís just the photo

    Thanks Brian, itís just the photo
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    All done ...

    All done

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    I always enjoys your WiP posts Brian. Keep them...

    I always enjoys your WiP posts Brian. Keep them coming.

    Are those boxes pinned hinges or made with the Rob Cosman hidden hinge method?

    I tend to agree with the handles, I need to get something...
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    Thanks Brian. Yes, itís Ianís hinges and lock. ...

    Thanks Brian. Yes, itís Ianís hinges and lock. I was going to use the bigger hinges but decided to use the smaller ones instead since itís the same profile and size as the lock. If not used...
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    Thanks Dallas

    Thanks Dallas
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    Getting there ...

    Getting there

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    Glue up done, panels engraved and drawers made. ...

    Glue up done, panels engraved and drawers made. Just need to add the false fronts, cut the lid, apply some finish and fit the hardware.
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    Thanks Dallas. I planned to use my Gifkins...

    Thanks Dallas. I planned to use my Gifkins Dovetail jig but the boards I used were a few mm too thick for the Gifkins template I have. I didnít have a choice other than to put in the hours doing...
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    Some progress ...

    Some progress

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    Some photos of the joined boards. It's some crazy...

    Some photos of the joined boards. It's some crazy Rimu have here...
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    Will take some photos of the boards. This Rimu...

    Will take some photos of the boards. This Rimu batch is a bit special [emoji4]
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    So I decided to plane it down. Ended up with 16mm...

    So I decided to plane it down. Ended up with 16mm thick boards.

    All planed down and joined....
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    Aldav, itís about 400-500 wide by 300- 400 high

    Aldav, itís about 400-500 wide by 300- 400 high
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    Worth a shot, then just offset the other side to...

    Worth a shot, then just offset the other side to align the groove in a similar fashion [emoji1303]
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    Rimu Jewellery Box with Drawers

    Hi team, new project starting up. Iím planning to build the rendered jewellery box for a friends daughter using old NZ Rimu floorboards. The top of the box will be a traditional box with a lid that...
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    Haha thanks Brian. Itís just going to stand...

    Haha thanks Brian. Itís just going to stand around the house with the rest of the boxes. I need to take all of them to a market some days.
  19. Thread: Jewellery box

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    That burl on the lid is killer [emoji108]

    That burl on the lid is killer [emoji108]
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    And something for Rob - another antique Tunbridge...

    And something for Rob - another antique Tunbridge box found in the wild. I decided to leave this one as is since the veneer and box itself is in a decent state. I did Iíve it a new coat of oil and...
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    I had to wait for the leather insert but itís...

    I had to wait for the leather insert but itís finally done. Thanks for all the advice and convincing me not to use my bright pink pig suede [emoji3]
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    I decided to ditch the rosewood leaves and make...

    I decided to ditch the rosewood leaves and make some new ones as suggested by Rob. Much happier with these.

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    Thank you Rob - it makes perfect sense now.

    Thank you Rob - it makes perfect sense now.
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    Rob, you are a mountain of knowledge. Some...

    Rob, you are a mountain of knowledge. Some pictures will definitely be appreciated - else I'm just going to wing it.
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    Haha, that's an absolute not from Brian then :)

    Haha, that's an absolute not from Brian then :)
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    The end is in sight. An as luck would have it I...

    The end is in sight. An as luck would have it I misplaced the little slider that keeps the writing surface locked so I had to make a replacement.


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    Al that remains is the writing...
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    I had a few minutes to do some blacksmithing to...

    I had a few minutes to do some blacksmithing to get this old lock working.

    You won't see this today, all cast from a solid brass. Luckily I have a heaps of old locks and keys which works a...
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    Thanks Dallas, thatís just the shellac sanding...

    Thanks Dallas, thatís just the shellac sanding sealer. I will finish the entire box once the insides are done as well.
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    I managed to do the inlay banding strips this...

    I managed to do the inlay banding strips this weekend. First step was to rout out the grooves. I used my Dremel with the Veritas Dremel base and fence guide which made it quite easy and accurate.
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    Thanks for the advice Rob. Any tips for getting...

    Thanks for the advice Rob. Any tips for getting that aged, yellow/orange look on the finish? I dont want it to be shiny new walnut.
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    Next step is the banding. I did contemplate...

    Next step is the banding. I did contemplate glueing the middle part of the veneer, then the bands, then the outside edges but glad I decided against it. This should be straight forward inlays (he...
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    And the...

    And the...
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    Remind me never to do veneer on curved surfaces....

    Remind me never to do veneer on curved surfaces.

    It's not perfect but it's done. I ended up glueing the front flat side. When it was dry I then glued the front curve and the top, and when that...
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    With the banding it is then. Managed to do the...

    With the banding it is then. Managed to do the sides today. It was a bit of a mission to get the top and bottom pieces to align but it worked out in the end....
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    With the inlay to mirror the old look or without?...

    With the inlay to mirror the old look or without? I'm leaning towards with the inlay bands....
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    Hi Brian, I have no idea to be honest. I will...

    Hi Brian, I have no idea to be honest. I will have to watch a few YouTube videos first [emoji848]. I was thinking of rigging up a vacuum bag or something.


    I bought the banding from this guy on...
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    This might...

    This might workhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211008/7f1d99f7d0c7028b0e96f483382fa590.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211008/a36e036b52d878199a2867323a01ac51.jpg
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    Solid as a rock. I glued an additional piece of...

    Solid as a rock. I glued an additional piece of ply on the bottom, keeping the old one in place. This made the bottom nice and stable. Also managed to reglue all the failing joints and fill in all...
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    LOL, you are right. But to my defence, it...

    LOL, you are right. But to my defence, it wasn't in a good way :)
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    Restoring an old writing slope

    Hello fellow woodworkers,

    It's been some time since i last had the luxury of spending some time in the garage so to get back into the swing of things I decided to restore an old writing slope I...
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    Thanks Brian, still going. Plan to finish early...

    Thanks Brian, still going. Plan to finish early December [emoji4]
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    Nice box Paul. I like the contrasted timbers. ...

    Nice box Paul. I like the contrasted timbers. Can you put up a link to the hinges you are using?

    Cheers
    Jacques
  43. Thread: Messmate

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    Nice work Dallas. High time I make a box again.

    Nice work Dallas. High time I make a box again.
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    You can get replacement decals from Roger Ball at...

    You can get replacement decals from Roger Ball at the website linked above. The ones on these chisels I made myself though, they are not as good as Rogers but they will do.
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    Here is a photo of some of the chisels as I got...

    Here is a photo of some of the chisels as I got them. I collected them over the years and they came in various conditions. I only looked for the older ones with the hand forged square shoulders/...
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    Thanks, Iím starting to like Blackwood more and...

    Thanks, Iím starting to like Blackwood more and more. For the chisels I use a Scotch-Brite belt on my belt grinder, coarse then medium then fine. That usually takes a bit of rusted metal all the...
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    Et voila! Itís finally done. I finished the...

    Et voila! Itís finally done. I finished the Blackwood with a couple of coats of Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil, it gives a lovely sheen to the timber.

    For scale I took a photo of the biggest chisel...
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    Those will sand out with the final finish. For...

    Those will sand out with the final finish. For some reason my irwin quick-grip clamps leave these oily marks on some timbers. I should perhaps give the plastic tabs a good clean?
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    Definitely [emoji3], probably some type of oil...

    Definitely [emoji3], probably some type of oil finish. I havenít used my walnut oil for a while, either that or perhaps a danish oil? The colour should come out beautifully.
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    Few more photos...

    Few more photos https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201122/7bf6a8aae370a65c8010216b190e40ad.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201122/558b21d01c88d2832df4becd3cd67de2.jpg
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