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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:11 pm 
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It's very likely I will lose money on it but that's OK. It's an idea I've dreamed of as a child.
The boxes will be easly customisable and will accept any parts when most cases on the market are designed for very specific parts.

My wife would also like to make bed headboards so she is very happy and supportive with my new hobby.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:39 pm 
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First box made of scrap wood done. Looks bad but now I understand how to use tools and can produce nicer ones. I decided to use dowels.


I've also done a simple test to check how inaccurate my cheap mitre saw is.
Without any adjustment it cut a perfect little frame. I'm surprised and happy with it. :huray:

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It's not even glued yet. Just laying lose and holding shape.


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yes your getting there
good luck and dont make to many at one time until you have a quality and design you know is selling

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First box assembled but not finished yet.
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I have small problem with quality. Cheap wood seems to change shape after gluing and I sometimes get gaps like on the second picture.
What would you suggest to eliminate these gaps?


Also what would you suggest for wood finish? I like the look of burnt wood but don't have skills to do it consistently.


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you should use dowels and a jig so they are hidden
random example here
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-508 ... B000LFXJ9S
dowels are about 2p each
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-868 ... B000OIJHN4
and this glue
https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p61864?searchstr=d4

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You need to clamp the frames up as well until the glue has properly set.


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Just mess with your head see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMXjuXzfwjs

I use this for making drawer boxes and the like it gives a clean corner.

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C1REX wrote:
First box assembled but not finished yet.
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I have small problem with quality. Cheap wood seems to change shape after gluing and I sometimes get gaps like on the second picture.
What would you suggest to eliminate these gaps?


Also what would you suggest for wood finish? I like the look of burnt wood but don't have skills to do it consistently.


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big-all wrote:
you should use dowels and a jig so they are hidden
random example here
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-508 ... B000LFXJ9S
dowels are about 2p each
random link
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-868 ... B000OIJHN4
and this glue
https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p61864?searchstr=d4



Thanks for the glue recommendation. 10 minutes sounds impressive.
The visible dowels is a test. I already have standard dowels and a jig/marker.
Just wanted to check how to make it easy and potentially look good. I will cut them off.
Something like this:

Imagehtthttps://youtu.be/mbbwo9unFwQ?t=1m1s


dewaltdisney - thank you for such a helpful video :)


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big-all wrote:
you should use dowels and a jig so they are hidden
random example here
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-508 ... B000LFXJ9S
dowels are about 2p each
random link
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-868 ... B000OIJHN4
and this glue
https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p61864?searchstr=d4



Thanks for the glue recommendation. 10 minutes sounds impressive.
The visible dowels is a test. I already have standard dowels and a jig/marker.
Just wanted to check how to make it easy and potentially look good. I will cut them off.
Something like this:

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https://youtu.be/mbbwo9unFwQ?t=1m1s


dewaltdisney - thank you for such a helpful video :)


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you will have to leave it for about 2 hours to dry in a say 18 degree room perhaps 90 mins in say 22 degrees but perhaps 3 or 4 hours at say 14 degrees
all depends on stresses clamped in to joints
if good close fits
all above are before further working like routing cutting planing etc
just laying down carefully will be ok in half the time as long as no large gaps being held closed with clamps :lol:

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