Waney edge box

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  • #13443
    Justjoe
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    Hi Everyone,
    I haven’t posted in a while now. Not since I first signed up really. Just wanted to show you guys one of the projects I’ve done in the past few months. It’s not perfect but I’m very pleased with it. My dovetails are getting tighter.

    Lincolnshire, England
    www.joesleightwoodworker.co.uk

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    #13447
    Ken
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    Looks great Joe, love the top. Yes your dovetails look real nice buddy, nice job. 😉

    #13452
    jgust747
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    Very nice box Joe

    Dallas, Texas

    #13453
    Mark Armstrong
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    Love the waney edge Joe. Your tails look great and there are some loverly medullary Rays going on beautiful.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #13455
    Justjoe
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    Cheers guys. All the oak I get from a local sawmill has loads of rays. It must be the way that they mill it I guess.

    Lincolnshire, England
    www.joesleightwoodworker.co.uk

    #13457
    david o’sullivan
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    nice job Joe ,just curious as what finish you applied especially the edge. really rewarding to finish something beautiful isn’t there.

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle

    #13459
    Mark Armstrong
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    Quarter sawn normally shows rays better. Quarter sawn best way to have your timber as less likely to cup warp it is more stable. It is the least profitable for timber mill as it has more waste out of log. They normally price this in for quarter sawn timber more expensive.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #13462
    Justjoe
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    Maybe it is quarter sawn then. They mainly seem to supply wooden floors and all there wood is British. I get some good deals when I go there. I just route through there scrapes and they give me deals on them.

    I just finished it with a few coats of tung oil. To buff it off the waney edge I used a brass wire brush. Then gave it a coat of wax.

    Lincolnshire, England
    www.joesleightwoodworker.co.uk

    #13463
    Mark Armstrong
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    You can tell quarter sawn look at end grain and the rings should go more or less straight across thickness of timber not like regular sawing which goes from edge to edge in the width and you can see arc of rings. The arc in rings is what causes cupping. Sorry not the best at explaining thing so found picture.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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    #13465
    Justjoe
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    Cheers Mark, you explained it just fine. I have read up about it before. I got a book understanding wood. It’s interesting but this stuff just goes through my head like a sieve.I’ll remember that now though.

    Lincolnshire, England
    www.joesleightwoodworker.co.uk

    #13469
    Greg Merritt
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    Nice work Joe. I do like the look of the live edge lid.

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    #13478
    Mark Armstrong
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    Joe can I ask how you fitted bottom to box?

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #13481
    David Gill
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    Great Box Joe
    There will not be another one exactly the same anywhere

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #13483
    Justjoe
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    Cheers guys. Sure mark. I just made a lip with a router. I used a power router though. Not a plough plane. I can’t seem to get on with my plough plane yet. I just left a gap at the ends where I cut the dovetails so they didn’t show on the outside.

    Lincolnshire, England
    www.joesleightwoodworker.co.uk

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