Like the Frank Klausz video on making a handcut drawer, Richard Raffan's
vid on making a "turned box" covers a lot of ground and there are a lot
of subtle things which are easily overlooked. Do something out of order
and you may have to start all over again. Miss one of the less than
obvious things which must be done in the correct order and you can
split a part while chucking it up, blow through the wall of a part
hollowing, blow the fit of the lid, etc., etc., etc. . Pitfalls are
throughout what seems to be a fairly simple process - and I'm prone
to falling into ALL the pitfalls I encounter.
SO - I'm working on a set of instructions for myself along the lines of
earlier instructions for making a hand cut dovetail drawer based mainly
on the Frank Klausz video. Since I'm a "visual learner" there's plenty
illustrations and "NOTE!" text cautions when something critical might
be overlooked in an illustrative diagram. That stuff's here if you're
ANYWAY - I'm posting five pages of my draft instructions for your
review and comment, page 5 being under construction. As always,
comments, suggestions and constructive criticism will be appreciated.
With a few more sets of eyes going over them, holes or flat out errors
are more likely to be spotted - and hopefully corrected.
Not knowing enough to know if I shouldn't, I'm hollowing with a curved
skew and it seems to be pretty quick and easy - and so far no nasty
catches or spiral cuts like I've gotten with an Ellsworth Grind bowl
gouge. I've included illustrations of what I'm doing that hopefully
convey the method adequately.
What I'm shooting for is some web pages that can be downloaded -
for FREE -
printed, taken to the shop, followed and have the first experience
for a newbie to be an enjoyable and successful one. First attempt
failures often become the last attempt at something new. But
a success on the first try usually is the beginning of many more
of whatever you want to do, with refinements and variations
leading to some really nice stuff as experience is gained.
"Instructions" posted in alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking.