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Old 08-23-2017, 09:12 AM   #521
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:48 AM   #522
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Finally finished the toy box for my grand niece.
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Beautiful toy box!!!
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:09 PM   #526
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And when she's older it'll become a hope chest. (Maybe I'm showing my age....)

Very impressive - that's an heirloom for sure!
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And when she's older it'll become a hope chest. (Maybe I'm showing my age....)

Very impressive - that's an heirloom for sure!
Thanks all! yes Walt - that was DW's idea. This doesn't really look like a toy box, but DW figured she could use it for a hope chest / blanket chest when she gets older.
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Ronstar, That's gorgeous! What kind of wood?
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Ronstar, That's gorgeous! What kind of wood?
Thanks - it's african mahogany with ebony pegs,

The hinges are torsion hinges so that the top cannot slam on fingers. The top has to be pressed down to close.
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Thanks - it's african mahogany with ebony pegs,

The hinges are torsion hinges so that the top cannot slam on fingers. The top has to be pressed down to close.
I was thinking of that glad you covered that base. Looks awesome.
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I needed a bigger tv - but first a bigger space for it. TV comes in Monday. I photoshopped it in to see what it will look like.

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I needed a bigger tv - but first a bigger space for it. TV comes in Monday. I photoshopped it in to see what it will look like.

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Thanks, but getting this all wired up will be another hurdle.
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I needed a bigger tv - but first a bigger space for it. TV comes in Monday. I photoshopped it in to see what it will look like.

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Looks fantastic. If you haven't found them yet there is a web site called blu ray.com that has multiple sub forums, one of which is home theater building. Lots of helpful advice and pictures.
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Texcurtis, looks great!
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Testing the process to make some inlays on my CNC machine. Friend who makes musical instruments has a request to add some simple inlays to the next and body of a banjo he'll make. These were made to give him something to share as an example. Simple process and the amount of clamping force applied during the glue up seems critical.
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Testing the process to make some inlays on my CNC machine. Friend who makes musical instruments has a request to add some simple inlays to the next and body of a banjo he'll make. These were made to give him something to share as an example. Simple process and the amount of clamping force applied during the glue up seems critical.
How do you do it? I'd probably just lay a sheet of waxed paper over it, then clamp another board on top to give even coverage. But I'm still an amateur. I spend most of my woodworking time building storage for my woodworking gear, as opposed to doing anything artistic.
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How do you do it? I'd probably just lay a sheet of waxed paper over it, then clamp another board on top to give even coverage. But I'm still an amateur. I spend most of my woodworking time building storage for my woodworking gear, as opposed to doing anything artistic.
As you say, just use waxpaper and a board to spread the clamping force but found that if I really tightened the clamps, it was a much tighter fit even though I was afraid I was squeezing out too much clue. The inlay pocket is about .2" deep and the inlay is about .1" when sanded down which leaves a gap under the inlay for the glue.

Here's a box I finished yesterday with a West Virginia theme, inlay on the top is walnut and box is oak. All the wood from my property. Needs a bit more sanding.
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