Ash box

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  • #19955
    Mark Armstrong
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    I have marked up my box at the point of no return

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #19958
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Mark, I’m looking forward to seeing the finished box. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #19963
    Mark Armstrong
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    Don’t thank me ken it could be total disaster.
    I have marked tails out to 1:8 this wood is really hard.
    Always had a fear of dovetails.
    Lets see how badly I do tomorrow.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #19964
    Ken
    Participant

    Ok I wont in future

    #19966
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    LoL

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #19967
    Ken
    Participant

    HaHa ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #19968
    George Bridgeman
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    Have at it, Mark! Make a few practice cuts on some scrap before you start so you can warm up your sawing arm. Use freshly sharpened tools, and enjoy it!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #19969
    NikonD80
    Participant

    You’ve got some lovely grain pattern in that Ash. It’s going to be a super box when it’s finished. You’re right about how hard Ash can be sometimes but us nothing that a sharp blade and a bit of Anglo-Saxon can’t deal with ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Looking forward to the next update.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

    #19970
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    George I will enjoy it what ever happens.
    I think my problem is I air on the side of caution to much make things a bit fat. End up paring away. Then I pair too much away. I have got to be a bit braver try and saw on line.
    I sharpened my dovetail the other day. Have some old wooden handled Marples
    Chisels with fine bevels.
    Good idea have a practise on some of this Hard wood.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #19971
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Sorry Jon missed your entry. I was replying to George I’m a slow typer.
    I have got thing sharp enough in my shed probably to split the atom.
    Problem is I can hardly see a millimetre. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    If I fail miserably tomorrow I will have to borrow your Dalek Nimrod to laser cut tales for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #19977
    dborn
    Participant

    I had to look up Dalek, and wikipedia said it was a fictional extraterrestrial species from Dr Who… Lol is that correct? Never watch Dr Who before…

    Good luck on your box! Your approach to cutting dovetails resembles my approach. I’m sure you wool do just fine!

    #19999
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Well I still have the same problem on my practise piece
    I have spent all morning and most of the day on practise corner had to do a load of paring to make fit ;(
    Gap in one of the tail more down to me put leading edge wrong side.
    Took a while to chop through this wood is a good 7/8″ thick. There is no give in this wood.
    I think a knife line just too tight but your head telling you its got to be right.
    I will bite the bullet on box and go for it. I have not got a problem doing saw cutsI can saw straight and at angle without too much problem its where I put the cut.
    I am back to work tomorrow had more than 2 weeks off with back problem hope I will be all right. Only on light duties so should be ok.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #20015
    STEVE MASSIE
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    From what I can see your Dove Tails look great, I will be starting a DT box this weekend out of poplar, hope the Dove Tails look as good as yours.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #20017
    David Gill
    Participant

    Mark They look fine, looks like you have wasted time on a sample that could have been one corner of you box completed , pressure on now to match or beat the sample results

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #20018
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Pictures do not show faults and the time it took was unbelievable .
    I need to get closer to my lines.
    Poplar a bit softer take your time Steve double check what you do. Good luck ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Took another couple of picture may show faults better

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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