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Offline Koamolly

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Basic Boxes
« on: April 14, 2019, 09:11 PM »
These are hardly worthy compared to what’s usually posted here build-wise, but will be used by some talented creative people.  The boxes I volunteered to build are 1/2” BB, biscuited and glued with some bracing on the inside seams.  Tops were not glued on and are removable.  Did use a GRS-16PE attached to a Makita track and a RO125 for sanding. ;)



They still need to be stained/painted black for the stage.  They are display boxes for an Ikebana exhibition/demonstration  coming in May.  I’m helping out a bit with building the boxes and harvesting bamboo a few times, plus odds and ends.  My friend has been taking classes for a few years and is how I meant the instructors, and then helping out in a couple of previous smaller shows.  I really enjoy being around creative people from a world I know very little about. 

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Re: Basic Boxes
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 09:30 PM »
@Koamolly - eye-catching post with the clean look of the boxes contrasting the genteel environment topped of with a gorgeous view - what a sight!

What other forms of joining the box sides did you consider or tools you had to choose from?
How did you break down the full sheets of plywood? on the floor or a table height support of some type? Looks like your GRS-16 PE came in handy.

How about some pictures of the finished arrangement at work on the stage?

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Re: Basic Boxes
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 12:21 PM »
@Koamolly - eye-catching post with the clean look of the boxes contrasting the genteel environment topped of with a gorgeous view - what a sight!

What other forms of joining the box sides did you consider or tools you had to choose from?
How did you break down the full sheets of plywood? on the floor or a table height support of some type? Looks like your GRS-16 PE came in handy.

How about some pictures of the finished arrangement at work on the stage?

Hans


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It was either the biscuit joiner or the Domino XL with Seneca adaptor.  Decided biscuits might be easier with smaller tool. Used 1/2” BB since i was trying to keep the boxes as light weight as possible and the BB consistent quality.  4X8 sheets would have yielded less waste instead of 5X5 but the cost difference was minimal.  Plus I thought they might be easier to sell or give away after the show being made out of BB. 

Where I am working is an unfinished rental unit below my house which is accessed down an extension ladder since I torn out the outdoor stairway to replace it.  There are also 55 stairs coming down from driveway, so all material had to be carried down, and soon...back up.  I cut the sheets in half either at the supplier or in my driveway before carrying them down.  Thinking about building a sled that rides on PVC pipe that would slide on the fiberglass ladder extended out for a shallower angle and pulling the finished boxes up.  Ply was cut up on sawhorses, 2X4s and 4X8 sheet of foam.  I was waiting to buy your parallel guides but they kept getting delayed so in the end made some simple jigs.  The ladies I’m helping have a lot on their minds with the upcoming show and would have started to freak out (even more) if May rolled around without the boxes finished.  The GRS worked great though! 

In May, I’ll come back and post a few photos from the show.  Here’s one from the Honolulu Museum of Art show from a few years ago.