The Book of Boxes: The Complete Practical Guide to Design and Construction

By Andrew Crawford

This e-book good points initiatives that make the most of a variety of field making concepts, displaying tips on how to make appealing field carcasses of all styles and sizes. certain directions hide plannng a field in order that all of it suits jointly, tips to make an appropriate lid and healthy acceptable locks and hinges. there's complete assurance of instruments and fabrics to exploit, in addition to rules for personalizing and adorning the containers. All initiatives are illustrated with images and the e-book comprises finsihed containers for layout thought.

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Floor practise OIL end zero 'iling is an excellent end for items made up of stable, open-grained woods reminiscent of oak or ash, or for nearer grained woods for which a brilliant end isn't really required. The oil may be utilized whilst the wooden has been sanded tender and, commonly, no grain filling is hired. Linseed oil is the unique English oak end. Of the 2 types on hand, uncooked linseed oil is marginally harder-wearing, however it takes to 3 days for an program to harden. purposes of boiled linseed oil take round 24 hours to harden.

Making use of SEALER TOOLKIT AND fabrics For uncomplicated package, see pages 8-13 Hn varnish/paintbrush 1200-grit rainy and dry paper 0000 metal wool Shellac sanding sealer, thinned via /'t denatured alcohol high-quality paste wax, colour as required Sealing and waxing is the conventional means of defending and embellishing wooden. get rid of all dirt by way of brushing the paintings with a 2in-wide varnish/paintbrush, that's stored specifically for this objective. practice shellac sanding sealer, thinned three to at least one with denatured alcohol. Brush this primary throughout, after which alongside, the grain.

Minimize the items for the lid and base approximately to measurement. lower items of the tiger-stripe veneer for the lid and items of the figured maple for the bottom. while the items for the edges and divider are dry, get rid of them from the click and veneer each side of the lid and either side of the bottom within the comparable means. forty • BOX-MAKING tasks FRAMEWORK building Separate the items for the perimeters and divider, and punctiliously trim the surplus veneer from them. Veneer the opposite facet of the divider within the related manner.

It's now prepared for extra ornament and completing (see pages 94-123). PANEL (mahogany 1 piece) •21/, X '/, X M J /,iii BASE (mahogany 1 piece) 31/, X 9/3i X *5'/? in *Allowance for waste 1 „. / \ entrance elevalion part via field T 'flit:- complete field exhibiting the cornerround ornament at the lid. | 1 l'/8in in element of joint plan 1 THREE easy packing containers • slicing THE JOINTS 27 LID AND F R A M E W O R okay First arrange the wooden (see pages 1621). Mark the precise lengths required at the items for the edges with a scriber - those outline the surface of the items.

Hint its profile onto the historical past - stick with the dotted traces proven above. minimize out and minimize a section out of your selected veneer to slot. Glue and tape in place as ahead of to accomplish the historical past. hint the pinnacle small department at the history and punctiliously lower out this form, utilizing a clean knife blade. Tape a section of eco-friendly veneer to the beneath, "right," aspect to hide this "window. " becoming THE BEAK The beak is ready in a touch varied manner, in that it really is made up whole with its coloured stripes sooner than the window is lower for it.

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