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  1. Progress on the Collector's box

    I haven't posted on the blog for a while. Between work, travel and a few intervening projects (Guitar, Table, Shoe rack, etc…) I hadn't made much progress recently on the stand. I did cast the hasps and fabricated the pins last fall but didn't take pictures. Well, I sourced the walnut leg material and found some nice straight grained thick QS stock for the legs and started the fabrication.
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    I worked up the basic design in Sketchup to explore my ideas. I ...
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  2. Details, details, details...

    Well the end seems in sight now. I have a coat of finish on the legs. I also fastened the top handle. So next it was mortising of the hasps and then fashioning the attachment plate.

    I cut the mortises for the hasps. I rough out with my Dremel set up for inlay and then pared carefully with a chisel to my layout lines. After mortising, I put a coat of finish down to avoid getting finish on the hasps. I had cast the hasps last fall from bronze. That was a bit frustrating as twice I cracked ...
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  3. I can't leave well enough alone - Part 1

    I am down to the part I have been dreading, the inlay. I have always liked the Japanese Brush and Ink Drawings. I travel with a sketchbook, brushes and pens. I found I was interested in this type of motif could be added to a cabinet. Here is a concept sketch.

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    I then spent a bit of time scaling this and composing it on the box.

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    So, I thought I would do a practice panel to ensure I was ...
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  4. I Can't leave well enough alone - Part 1-1/2

    (Continued) After the fit is good, The leaves are glued in. After they dry, I scrape off the paper.

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    I then cleaned up the surface and shot the edges. A Coat of BLO and let to dry overnight.

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    Now I need to figure out what to do with the panel. I'm thinking I will re-saw it and make it a door for a ...
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  5. Witherby no. 110 block plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Zac wingert View Post
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    Here is the box it was in.
    That is a product with the Witherby name and likely nothing to do with the T H Witherby legacy, at least to my knowledge.

    It may be someone who had rights to use the name. It may be the trade mark to the name has become public domain.

    There is also Witherby Publishing, seems to be mostly maritime titles.

    More research would be in order if it is something you have to ...
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