One Procedure for Making a "Turned Box" (lidded vessel) in a.b.p.w.


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 you're hollowing, blow the fit of the lid, etc., etc., etc. . Pitfalls are present 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 my 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 of illustrations and "NOTE!" text cautions when something critical might be overlooked in an illustrative diagram. That stuff's here if you're interested.
http://home.comcast.net/~charliebcz/DovetailDrawer0.html
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.
charlie b
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The link to the PDF version of your dovetail instructions doesn't seem to be working.
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TinWoodsmn wrote:

Sorry. Have run up against a Comcast site size limit. To add any new stuff I have to kill off some older stuff. PDF files, while quite handy for multi page stuff, take up a LOT of space. And since the instructions went through many revisions, making the revsions to a page and then having to redo and upload the revised PDF file just got to be a hassle. Will remove the link to the PDF version the next time I update my site.
But you can still download each page, they're all GIF files, and print them at your leisure or put them in a PDF file if that's a more convenient to use format.
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