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    A couple of articles



    This may interest the handtool maker and/or box maker.

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMad...eview2009.html

    But wait .. there's more! Two for the price of one ..



    I recently posted this pictorial on making wooden hinges ..

    http://finewoodworking.taunton.com/i...inge-for-a-box

    Some power tools here, but the spirit of handtools shines through!

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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    An absolutely compelling walk-through of your construction process.
    And, forgive the understatement, an outstanding end result.
    Excellent pictures and tutorial.
    Only disappointment. At first, I thought you were going to show us some tricky wood turning technique for the brace. But, the rasps and scrapers demonstrate some masterful handwork.
    Terrific and congratulations.

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    Incredible Derek Great pics on the making of the hinges (I made a pdf of that for my records) Super box and the brace is just awesome also How do you like working with Jarrah, hard stuff! My son and I are making my countertops with jarrah man I love the looks of it. What did you use to finish it with? Again incredible stuff Derek

    Tom

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    Hi Frank

    The brace is meant to have a look of being turned. Of course it could not be (unless you have a real kinky lathe!).

    Hi Tom

    For finishing Jarrah, I prefer to use shellac and wax. This really goes with most dark woods since oil tends to darken and obscure the grain.

    I use Jarrah a lot - mostly salvaged roofing beams and flooring. After all, Western Australia is the home of Jarrah. It is a difficult wood to work - very hard (think 50% harder than Rock Maple) and often with considerable interlinked grain, which means you must use handplanes with very high cutting angles (nothing under 60 degrees). It is also abrasive wood as it contains high levels of silica. A2 is a better steel for it than O1.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    That is just fantastic Derek and it looked like a real fun project. Word can not describe the great job you did.
    Jay

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    Excellent work on both the brace and the box. Thanks for sharing, and congrats on the magazine recognition.
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    excellent!!!

    thanks derek for sharun the tutorial,, and the brace its one fine piece of hand work.. now a question,, whats your prefernce for the riflers files.. might have the wrong name. but the littel rasps you show.. have been lookingh at them and just havnt got them yet but ihave seen many times that i wished i had them
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    Thanks Derek for sharing such outstandig work and the thorough tutorial.

    I understand how easily was for the judges to give you a price
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    .. whats your prefernce for the riflers files.. might have the wrong name. but the littel rasps you show.. have been lookingh at them and just havnt got them yet but ihave seen many times that i wished i had them
    Hi Larry

    I have experience with only two makes of rifflers - a cheap Chinese set that I bought several years ago. Too coarse. Only good for roughing out. And the ones I now use, which are at the other end of the scale - Auriou. These come with ratings of fineness. I have a coarse and fine in a few shapes. All my rasps are by Auriou as well.

    And thanks Toni.

    Regards from Perth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Incredible Derek Great pics on the making of the hinges (I made a pdf of that for my records) Super box and the brace is just awesome also How do you like working with Jarrah, hard stuff! My son and I are making my countertops with jarrah man I love the looks of it. What did you use to finish it with? Again incredible stuff Derek

    Tom
    Tom, how do you make a pdf?
    Sorry for the hijack Derek great tutorials by the way, thanks.

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