Box Bits 8 – Advanced Lifts and Pulls

jadmin : January 7, 2014 9:00 am : blog, podcast
To introduce a circular element into the shaping of these items we will use a hole drilling jig, which will again use the marked centre line (CL) to ensure that both sides of the stock are evenly matched. These holes should be drilled on a drill press, and may be attempted using stop blocks and more »
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Thank you from a craftsman

jadmin : December 25, 2013 5:49 pm : blog, testimonials
Michael, I know you by name, reputation and that I have bought your products.  I realise that you probably wouldn’t know me if we ran into each other, but that is fine. I appreciate what you and the other folk like you do for our small but growing community of craftspeople.  So thank you for more »
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Thank you from a happy workwork hardware client

jadmin : December 25, 2013 5:47 pm : blog, testimonials
Thanks so much Michael and Gerdi for the Christmas wishes. Thank you for your “personal Touch” that seems to be your trademark. (At the Brissy show Gerdi wrapped some saw files individually in newspaper, that I had purchased. Attention to detail/personal touch. I was impressed) Thank you too for “being on duty” over the Season more »
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Box Bits 7 – Lid Lifts and Drawer Pulls

jadmin : December 25, 2013 9:00 am : blog, podcast
There’s always a need for lid lifts and draw pulls when making boxes and small cabinets. Due to their small size, to make them individually is quite difficult and depending on the machines used, a little bit on the dangerous side of things. So, here’s a system that will enable you to mill and shape multiple more »
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Box Bits 6 – Mitre Keys

jadmin : December 18, 2013 9:00 am : blog, podcast
Mitre Keys are a necessary strengthening method for mitred box corners, as well as being an aesthetic addition to the overall box presentation.The extra strength is required due to the small end grain gluing surface provided by mitred corners and the increased strength comes from the extra glue surface provided by the mitre keys and the slots cut into the carcass more »
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Box Bits 5 – Fitting Barbed-Slot Hinges

jadmin : December 11, 2013 10:00 am : blog, podcast
These small brass hinges are ideal for hingeing small box lids, and although they don’t have the finish of expensive brass hinges, this is not considered to be a problem, as when mounted, the only portion of the hinge visible is the hinge barrel. ref: pdf: Box Bits 5
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Box Bits 4 – Accurately Mounting Concealed Barrel Hinges

jadmin : December 4, 2013 10:00 am : blog, podcast
You’ve separated the lid from the carcass, and trued up and sanded the bottom of the lid and the top of the carcass, and everything is all square and ship-shape. Now comes the problem of accurately mounting the b ref: pdf: Box Bits 4
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Box Bits 3 – Concealed Barrel Hinges 8mm – 24mm

jadmin : November 27, 2013 10:00 am : blog, podcast
These items are a fully concealed barrel hinge manufactured in brass and available in metric sizes between 8mm – 24mm. The brass cylinders are equipped with a small set screw which expands the cylinder after it is mounted in an appropriate hole. The hinges will open to180º from the closed position.and are suitable for stock sizes from 10mm to more »
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Box Bits 2 – Concealed Barrel Hinges 5mm

jadmin : November 20, 2013 10:00 am : blog, podcast
These solid brass hinges are ideal for pen boxes or small jewellery boxes requiring a low profile hinge. They are designed with glue retention lines for securing into the box and lid with epoxy resin glue. They work best on stock between 9m – 12mm, and require both stock pieces to be chamfered at 45º for effective more »
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Box Bits 1 – Basic Resawing for Continuous Grain

jadmin : November 13, 2013 10:00 am : blog, podcast
This article will explain the “Why’s And How To’s” of making a perfect Four Corner Match of continuous grain on all corners of their mitred corner boxes. ref: pdf: Box Bits 1
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