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jttheclockman

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I’ve been wantingView attachment 182309View attachment 182310 to try one of these for awhile. I finally got some time. They turned out pretty nice and I learned a thing or two along the way.


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Beautiful!!! They came out very well. There is a learning curve to them. I too have been wanting to try a few of these. If I dabble I may be calling on you for advice. :smile: Thanks for showing.

Quick question, did you scroll the ribbons or use a bandsaw??
 
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Scroll saw for the internal and bandsaw for the outside profile and then final shaping with a spindle sander and a disc sander. I could have used my scroll saw for it all, but I’m better with a bandsaw.


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How did you make the bows? Steam bending? Could we have a tutorial on it? Thanks for sharing those beautiful boxes.
 

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Scroll saw for the internal and bandsaw for the outside profile and then final shaping with a spindle sander and a disc sander. I could have used my scroll saw for it all, but I’m better with a bandsaw.


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Thanks. Being I am a scroller I would go all scrollsaw. That is a nice combination with the purple heart. Should look great too. :smile:
 

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I would have never thought of the pieces. Ingenious!
Edit: How did you manage to glue the thin pieces together? Glue used?
Edit2: I see that they have some thickness to them- glue and lightly clamp or tape to hold?
 
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Another post- the wife loved the boxes and the ribbons! She asked how you did the ribbons. Showed here the pieces for the ribbons and she thought that was a good idea.
 

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I would have never thought of the pieces. Ingenious!
Edit: How did you manage to glue the thin pieces together? Glue used?
Edit2: I see that they have some thickness to them- glue and lightly clamp or tape to hold?


Gluing is simple, just 3 pieces, each 1/4 inch. Glued and clamped, so they are 3/4 inch thick when done. Stick a pattern on it and cut them out. If your careful, you can get all the parts from a 2 1/2 by 10 inch piece, of course, it’s three that size and then laminated together.


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How did you make the bows? Steam bending? Could we have a tutorial on it? Thanks for sharing those beautiful boxes.
They are laminated and cut on edge. A teardrop shape with the center cut out.

I'm hungry and those look like bacon so much that I'm salivating!:eat:

Thanks for the how-to, I would never have figured how they were done. Not planning to ever do something similar, just knowing how to do it is fun.
 

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Oh, yes, how did I miss that? Senior moment? Occurring more frequently these days. Got to try that ribbon. SWMBO liked it so that is a direct order from headquarters.
 

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Oh, yes, how did I miss that? Senior moment? Occurring more frequently these days. Got to try that ribbon. SWMBO liked it so that is a direct order from headquarters.
There are books on this and can not remember now the author of the book but I am sure a quick google will get you there. I too have those moments.:smile::smile:
 

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Ken, were these cut out on a scroll saw? I'm thinking they were.


Combination of drill press scroll saw and bandsaw. I hog out what I can with a Forster bit , then move it to my scroll saw to finish the internal cutouts. I then cut the outside with a bandsaw, but I could cut the entire bow on a scroll saw , I just prefer the bandsaw. From there the shapes are refined on a disc sander and spindle sander.


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