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    Cheapskate box

    Combined wifes{JoAnn} birthday today with valentines day... I tease her all the time about her making a poor choice marrying a poor boy
    Though she will get dinner out at her choosing{s} 2 out of the next 3 days.

    Beautiful walnut compliments of Larry, Thank you sir!!!

    Question for you more experienced folks...any tips/tricks on hiding glue lines such as those in the maple stripe accent?
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    Very Nice Ken
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    That walnut is beautiful and you have done a good job of enhancing it's beauty.
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    what glue did you use to glue up the maple ken? if it was the brown stuff your gonna get brown line..the only suggestion i can come up with would be to disguise it with a brown wood strip in the center next time.. well done on the use of some scrap
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    No question you a wood artist and craftsman. Very nice and nice wood choice. Sure Mrs Cook will be delighted and showing all her friends this box, this aint something they can get anywhere no matter the money.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    what glue did you use to glue up the maple ken? if it was the brown stuff your gonna get brown line..the only suggestion i can come up with would be to disguise it with a brown wood strip in the center next time.. well done on the use of some scrap
    First...Thanks guys, she loves it!

    Larry, I used Titebond liquid hide glue on the outsides of the strips and Titebond II in the center of the two pieces of maple...wondering if maybe it boils down to not cleaning up the rip marks well enough ....BTW, if that's 'scrap', can I be your janitor, it would be a highly coveted position, from the $crap$ I'm used to working for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    BTW, if that's 'scrap', can I be your janitor, it would be a highly coveted position, from the $crap$ I'm used to working for
    just bring the refreshments and you can sort all you want
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    Beautiful work, Ken!

    I've used TBII for maple laminations. I always run the strips through the drum sander to get them flat and even before glue-up and use a minimal amount of glue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    Beautiful work, Ken!

    I've used TBII for maple laminations. I always run the strips through the drum sander to get them flat and even before glue-up and use a minimal amount of glue.
    Thanks Bill...no DS here, but I am heavy-handed at times with the glue...thanks for that thought

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    Ken, very nice box. Good design, real nice flocking. Excellent figure. As for the glue line, I think you're right that you need a smoother surface between the two strips of maple. I would plane or sand them well, or perhaps do the design with just one maple strip rather than two.
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