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justdraftn 03-16-2019 10:11 AM

MC Escher checker board
 
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My latest project.
Big fan of MC Escher.
Ideas for a box pattern for this?

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justdraftn 03-17-2019 09:58 PM

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MC Escher checker board....box.

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difalkner 03-18-2019 12:06 AM

I like it! Very creative look.

David

justdraftn 03-22-2019 08:57 PM

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Got some drawer pulls installed and a few coats of finish.
For a prototype box.....I like it.
You just never know until you get it sanded and
the finish hits the grain.
I am really liking this medium.

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...and just pulled another one off the glue board.

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Kelj358 03-28-2019 08:08 PM

Slick!

justdraftn 03-29-2019 10:31 PM

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The cracked MC Escher box. First try at a cracked box.

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.got'a have a hidden drawer.

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FrankC 03-29-2019 11:17 PM

Looks like somebody is having fun, keep up the good work.

Maintenance Man 03-30-2019 07:36 AM

Very cool!

justdraftn 03-30-2019 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by FrankC (Post 2047589)
Looks like somebody is having fun, keep up the good work.

Is the band saw not the most fun tool in the shop? :vs_rocking_banana:

I mean.really?

Tool Agnostic 03-30-2019 12:31 PM

Until I saw a post in another thread, I assumed that you cut the pieces on a bandsaw and stained some dark and left some natural. From your post in the other thread, I think you may have used two species.

Did you stack the boards when you cut them, and then mixed the woods? If not, how did you make it?

Larry42 03-30-2019 09:02 PM

Very nice!

justdraftn 03-30-2019 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Tool Agnostic (Post 2047669)
Until I saw a post in another thread, I assumed that you cut the pieces on a bandsaw and stained some dark and left some natural. From your post in the other thread, I think you may have used two species.

Did you stack the boards when you cut them, and then mixed the woods? If not, how did you make it?

Two words packing tape.
Two different wood. Walnut very old pine.

I'm learning from every glue up.
Lots of little tricks.
I'm having way too much fun.

justdraftn 04-02-2019 09:42 PM

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The evolution of the tambour roll top band saw box rolls on, unabated.
thoughts
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Mikhail2400 04-04-2019 06:29 AM

This is awesome! Im pretty new to woodworking so stuff like this makes me scratch my head. I was trying to figure out how you mixed the patterns and I think I know but not positive. Let me try.
Two boards per face same size/thickness, one dark, one light, stacked together and held in place with 2 side tape/pack tape or whatever. Lay out cut lines on top board then cut with band saw. Afterwards just a matter of mix and match cut lines substituting upper board piece for lower piece in alternating pattern. Not positive this is how it was done mainly because I wonder about how pieces match after wood loss from cuts. Plus if this was how you did it then some where you have the opposite pattern to the boxes shown.

So? If its a secret thats okay but thanks for sharing your work

Im gone have to give this a shot.

P.S. I deliberately did not go to YouTube to see how this was done.

justdraftn 04-04-2019 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Mikhail2400 (Post 2048563)
Let me try.
Two boards per face same size/thickness, one dark, one light, stacked together and held in place with 2 side tape/pack tape or whatever. Lay out cut lines on top board then cut with band saw. Afterwards just a matter of mix and match cut lines substituting upper board piece for lower piece in alternating pattern. Not positive this is how it was done mainly because I wonder about how pieces match after wood loss from cuts. Plus if this was how you did it then some where you have the opposite pattern to the boxes shown.

So? If its a secret thats okay but thanks for sharing your work

Im gone have to give this a shot.

P.S. I deliberately did not go to YouTube to see how this was done.

You got it.
Tip....make sure your pieces are exactly the same size. Really helps.
Pieces match up exactly because wood loss is the same all the way around.
I made a little clamping table. Don't forget the plastic wrap....or...….
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I make the pieces 3/4". After the glue up, plane both sides.
Then,, resaw to 3/8". I have a front/back for one box.
Two pieces yields two boxes.

Can't wait to see what you come up with.

gj13us 04-04-2019 01:19 PM

Really cool. They're camouflaged! I like the one with the crack down the middle. Very creative.

faith michel 04-05-2019 03:02 PM

Great job.. ı like it... it is so cool

justdraftn 04-13-2019 07:46 PM

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Latest creation...the MC Escher rolltop cell phone station.
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Thoughts/comments/suggestions......

Mikhail2400 04-14-2019 12:34 AM

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Latest creation...the MC Escher rolltop cell phone station.
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Very nice! Looks great.
Ive started on my first bandbox. Just got the front and back plates glued up right now but ill show some pics of the work soon. I not only copied your mixed species covers I also copied your clamping table. The clamp table worked perfectly by the way. Thanks for the tip.

justdraftn 04-14-2019 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Mikhail2400 (Post 2050199)
Very nice! Looks great.
Ive started on my first bandbox. Just got the front and back plates glued up right now but ill show some pics of the work soon. I not only copied your mixed species covers I also copied your clamping table. The clamp table worked perfectly by the way. Thanks for the tip.

Very cool!
Let's have some pics....

Can't wait to start stealing your ideas. :glasses: :wink:


I made a very simple improvement to the glue board.
I took the movable piece that the bar clamp uses and cut a slot in it.
Then screw it down w/a flat head screw, just to snug it to the table.
That way it can't ride up as the clamp is snugged tight.

I will post a pic later.


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