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The Idea for the pattern came from a parquetry picture off google.
The box was built using the Easy Miter technique from BritBoxMaker: http://lumberjocks.com/BritBoxmaker/blog/17048 Thanks Martyn!

The glue up was a big concern since clamping would have been very difficult. I contemplate hot glue and a variety of instant glue. I discounted those for several reasons: price, vapor, sticking fingers etc… I settled on hide glue after reading Paul’s blog on hide glue: https://woodworkingweb.com/entries/156-myths-facts-and-videos
Paul was helpful in answering my questions. Thanks Paul!

The glue up was tiring to say the least.

My blog on the construction is here: https://woodworkingweb.com/entries/217-making-the-fence

1- Finished box
2- Folded box with the lid un-cut
3- Pattern sanded and finished
4- pattern router and ready to be folded
5- Box with lid and liner. Could not find a color close enough to padauck
6- basic piece

Wood (all from left overs):

-Douglas fir from 2×4

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Thanks Paul.
I will order a couple to try.

It happens that Michael is one block away from the office. I will walk there and check what brushes they have.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Try these ones Abbas. I really like them for all but the small jobs that require smaller brushes.
For smaller jobs I use a set of cheap long handled round brushes from Michael’s. There are ten brushes in a pack, two of each of five sizes.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Thanks Ellen.

Thanks Brian. Douglas fir has some character. I still have some I got from the demolished mezzanine from work.

Thanks Paul! I am still practicing HHG on longer pieces. My brush is not adequate I need a better one.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Well done Abbas.
You’ve done a fine job on the box and I’m sure Martyn would be proud.
I’m also happy to see another woodworker discover the advantages of HHG.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

I love the Douglas fir as the background! Not only is it frugal, but the wide stripes in the grain really set off the other stuff. Excellent work and beautiful design.

-- Losing fingers since 1969


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