Curved top box build
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  Re: Really? by Aram (Last weekend was a b...)
(02-07-2019, 02:01 AM)Aram Wrote: I don't think I can repair the missing chunk. Not respectably, anyway. ...

Maybe it's not so bad. I'll hang onto this box. Maybe I'll try coopering a lid for it someday and use it in the shop.

Very nice project. Lovely pear wood.

I like the music commentary, too. 

As for the missing chunk, it's completely in the end grain, from what I can see, and the board there doesn't have obvious grain. Can you chisel the pin end to make the hole into a trapezoid or rhombus and shape a piece of scrap from the same board to fit? I bet it would almost completely disappear.
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#18
  Re: RE: Really? by Brent V. ([quote='Aram' pid='7...)
(02-08-2019, 02:57 AM)Brent V. Wrote: Very nice project. Lovely pear wood.

I like the music commentary, too. 

As for the missing chunk, it's completely in the end grain, from what I can see, and the board there doesn't have obvious grain. Can you chisel the pin end to make the hole into a trapezoid or rhombus and shape a piece of scrap from the same board to fit? I bet it would almost completely disappear.

Thanks.

I considered that for sure. I might try -- what do I have to lose? I've done other repairs and sometimes have even made them seamless. Experience says I'm not good at this kind of repair, though. We'll see.
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Aram, defying laws of geometry

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#19
  Re: Curved top box build by Aram (I'm working on a cha...)
I would repair that boo boo. I do similar more often than I care to share. Saw and plane a flat, glue in a replacement, shape it to fit, voila'.
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#20
  Re: RE: Curved top box build by TomFromStLouis (I would repair that ...)
(02-08-2019, 02:29 PM)TomFromStLouis Wrote: I would repair that boo boo. I do similar more often than I care to share. Saw and plane a flat, glue in a replacement, shape it to fit, voila'.

I would do the same.

As soon as I saw that it was endgrain and not long grain my first thought was, "That's an easy fix"

Seriously that is a beautiful box.  I'd fix it.

With end grain the repair will have a strong long-grain glue joint and the endgrain won't show the repair.
Peter

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#21
  Re: Curved top box build by Aram (I'm working on a cha...)
You’re drawing blood—must be doing something right.
The box is looking good overall.
Gary

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#22
  Re: RE: Curved top box build by Gary G™ (You’re drawing blood...)
(02-09-2019, 10:01 AM)Gary G™ Wrote: You’re drawing blood—must be doing something right.

Laugh Truth!
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Aram, defying laws of geometry

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