« Arts of Japan series : print #1 - shipping preparation | Main | Arts of Japan series : case construction part 8 »

Arts of Japan series : case construction part 7

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:43 AM, April 25, 2012 [Permalink]

After another long day at the router table, the parts for the next batch of 50 cases are almost ready:

Meanwhile, over on another shelf, the stack of 'finished' (actually 'un-finished') cases grows into the distance ...

They are coming out quite nice. These earliest ones show some slight gaps in the final fitting of the tops; at that point we hadn't yet got our system quite worked out perfectly ... By the time we've made all 200, we'll be experts!

And looking at that case reminds me to mention that as we have moved along with this project, every time we have a visitor to the workshop, we put a case in front of them and ask them to open it.

Almost nobody can. At least not without quite some investigation, poking around, and trying this and that ... We're beginning to get a bit concerned that when the cases arrive at their destinations, most people won't know what to do with them, so we're planning to put a paper wrapper around them, with some basic instructions on 'How to get started' ...

And yesterday evening, our newest tool arrived ('special delivery' from the home center on the back of my bicycle), and you know what this means - tomorrow will be the first tests of the staining/finishing stage!

And just where are we going to do all that spraying? Easy! In the 'brand-new', 18 year old, 25+ square meter extension to our workroom! More on this when we get the sledgehammer busy in a couple of days!


Following comment posted by: Jacques on April 26, 2012 6:23 AM

It's great to hear that the new case will be a brain-teaser as well, and I certainly do not intend to read your added paper wrapper with instructions before I've succeeded in opening the case ...

Wishing you all the best with the finishing/staining of these cases.

Add Your Input

Remember Me? (with a cookie ...)

(you may use HTML tags for style)

Back to the Main Page