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Offline Mike Lyons

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Maple range box - getting there
« on: September 17, 2019, 02:32:16 AM »
First time Iíve ever hand cut dovetails.  I left out the half tails. Figued it wasnít a drawer getting pulled on and itís only decoration.  Iím making the box and then cutting along the clued lid after completing it. I didnít realize the work that goes into these things.



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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 03:47:43 AM »
Mike, thatís coming along nicely. One thing about the muzzleloader hobby, there is ALWAYS something else to make!  I love it!

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Offline B.Barker

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 04:07:12 AM »
Mike are you using one of those gizmoes to mark the angle of the dovetail? Looks like your coming along pretty good so far.

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 04:25:18 AM »
Mike are you using one of those gizmoes to mark the angle of the dovetail? Looks like your coming along pretty good so far.

I made one like the wooden one thatís 8/1 but I also bought one like the black one.  They sent two, so if youíd like one,  send me your address.  Supposedly cutting tails first makes it easier.  It wasnít too hard and the experience of inletting gun stuff helps a lot.




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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 04:36:48 AM »
Waaay above my pay grade. Looking good.
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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 04:26:07 PM »
Mike, you never cease to amaze me.  You are soooo good at most anything you try.  I expect Jim Kibler will be calling you soon with a job offer in the shop.   :-)  God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2019, 05:59:00 PM »
 :o :o :o... Well done, Mike,... !!! ... Fine piece of maple you're using too,... when I see great stripes, I always think,..."what a waste of good gunstock wood,... !!! ... (I think that about fiddles, too,...!!!)... However, ...Tiger-maple is pretty on any  wood project,... Congrats, and post progress,... CCF

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2019, 06:03:32 PM »
 Looking Good Mike, wide tails and narrow pins.

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2019, 01:49:34 AM »







symbol of aluminium chloride

Itís a little bit closer.  I love the transition from plain wood to iron nitrate and then BAM!!   I still have the tray and hardware to go. 

Offline Stoner creek

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 02:51:21 AM »
You're going to make a great blacksmith.

Offline Mike Lyons

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2019, 02:58:55 AM »
I have so many hands in the fire right now with rifles, bags, horns, etc.  I donít know if Iím coming or going.  Haha.  I guess itís keeping me off the streets.   ;D I am interested in blacksmithing.

Offline B.Barker

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2019, 05:04:27 AM »
Just don't miss any important things like grandbaby births. ;D

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2019, 05:29:13 AM »
1st ones at that.  I had to fit that trip to Stoner Creek in somehow.  I found a couple hour slot and ran with it.  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2019, 03:17:59 PM »
 Look'n good Mike. Everything about the culture is addictive, somewhere along the line you have to give everything a try.

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2019, 04:44:14 PM »
That is beautiful. Just beautiful. How much would shipping be to my house? 🙂
God bless, Marc

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2019, 07:19:10 PM »
That is beautiful. Just beautiful. How much would shipping be to my house? 🙂
God bless, I

Oh no, no, no. He needs to ship it to my house :))
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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2019, 04:09:42 AM »
Taut is so true, Tim. So true.
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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2019, 01:43:50 AM »
I got the hardware on and started on the tray today. 









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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2019, 03:22:11 PM »
Mike, you'll be making period furniture before ya know it... ;)  That is certainly a loud piece of lumber...when I get my current pile of projects whittled down I need to search out a few boards...I think I'm gonna build a few dulcimers...

Greg
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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2019, 11:10:46 PM »
Woodworking is fun but I'm finding out that it takes some space. There's too much sawdust produced to work in my garage.  I have dust everywhere and I worry about clogging up the filter in my a/c and heating unit.  One of these days, I'll have a building dedicated to my hobbies!

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2019, 12:52:14 AM »
 A question; did you make the box with Four pieces and then cut the top section off? I find that makes it easier and a good match. I usually make the box, with top and bottom and then separate them.
 Nice looking box. 

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2019, 01:35:49 AM »
A question; did you make the box with Four pieces and then cut the top section off? I find that makes it easier and a good match. I usually make the box, with top and bottom and then separate them.
 Nice looking box. 

  Tim
 

Thatís exactly how I did it.  The boards are 6Ē and I added a 2 1/4Ē lid.  Then I enclosed the entire box and cut on the 2 1/4Ē line to make the lid.  Iím glad I did it that way.  It would be a nightmare to try to make a separate lid fit.

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2019, 01:25:46 PM »
Nice work Mike!!  And good choice of wood to go with it.

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2019, 02:22:33 PM »
I love the clasp on the front, that's very cool!

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Re: Maple range box - getting there
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2019, 04:46:10 AM »
Mike your box turned out really well. I like the hinges that you used and looks much better than my old plywood box.