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Wow! I'm looking forward to the finished product. When I saw the original condition I was thinking of re-purposed pen boxes. Nice job with the inner trays, as well as thanks for the step by step. :)

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I am continuing with the repair to the veneer on this box.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8142384298_c986f73b8c_z.jpg

IMG_2582 by my0771, on Flickr

 

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I have removed a strip of veneer from the back of the box to repair the front and sides.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8043/8142358868_7e37200938_z.jpg

IMG_2593 by my0771, on Flickr

 

These pieces have been glued in place ready for filling and sanding then polishing.

 

The next project is to replace the missing lock plate

 

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IMG_2594 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I have the hole and need to fill it with a piece of brass the same way as for the cartouche fill the hole with tape cut to shape apply to card and trace onto brass.

pictures will follow,

Thanks for looking

michael

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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I thought it was time to update on progress.

The lid is just about finished I thought it would be good to show a before and after.

 

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IMG_2279 by my0771, on Flickr

 

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IMG_2731 by my0771, on Flickr

 

It was sad that I could not save the original veneer however I used pieces from the lid to repair the front as with many boxes the top and the front are different veneer to the rest of the box.

The top of the box was not flat so i have let the veneer follow those imperfections.

I have not repaired every missing piece of veneer I have tried very hard not to remove the character of the box so there may still be the odd chip and scratch.

The main body of the box is now sound and hopefully should be around for another 100 years or so.

Thanks for looking

Michael

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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I thought I had taken before shots of every part of this box it would appear not.

Well not good ones anyway.

This is the front left corner just needs a little more wax.

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IMG_2277 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Sorry about the quality

 

This one is a little better mid way point

 

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IMG_2684 by my0771, on Flickr

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IMG_2752_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

The camera shows every small detail to the mk1 eyeball the repair is almost invisable.

Thanks for looking

Michael

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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I am approaching the end of this restoration project.

One of the final stages is fitting the leather to the writing surfaces.

I made a cardboard template and used the template to cut the leather.

The leather only fits one way so I placed masking tape at points around the edges I then cut through the tape this meant I could reposition the leather first time when the glue was applied.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8189315548_60e2418bcd_z.jpg

IMG_2811 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I tried it the other way just to show it worked look !!

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8188235653_4f7d833265_z.jpg

IMG_2812 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Next step was to apply the base

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8188237559_305ed5aff8_z.jpg

IMG_2817_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

More pictures to follow after delivery

 

Thanks for looking

Michael

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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Here is my new project not a writing slope I know but it is a cutlery box no 2.

I have no plans to veneer this box it will be getting a new interior with as many trays as I can fit inside.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8254485005_7fec34ed9e_z.jpg

H box by my0771, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking

Michael

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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The shape of this box is a bit of a challange as the inner trays need to match the shape of the box.

So I decided to do the easy bit first the inside.

the inside of this box is going to be red velvet it is a very rich tactile cloth needs to be wrapped around card with minimal glue as the glue shows through very easily.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8221/8274854233_e5d95e6524_z.jpg

IMG_3040_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3030_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3029_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

This is the base and it is now complete just the lid and trays to finish now I have a secret weapon to help with the angles more to follow.

Thanks for looking

Michael

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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Time for the top velvet is not very forgiving I had two attempts at the lid insert.

You also have to be very careful with the glue if you get glue on your fingers it is very easy to get it on the velvet then it is toast.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8361/8279121086_93f07068dc_z.jpg

IMG_3052_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I will start the pen trays again tomorrow

Thanks for looking

Michael

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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I thought you might like to see the pen tray under construction.

After some thought this box will hold ten large pens.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8494/8293242441_24d2dc95e9_z.jpg

IMG_3065_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

It will be covered with fine red velvet

 

Thanks for looking

Michael

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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I had an unexpected early start today so I had a few hours of quiet time before everyone else woke up

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8223/8297659010_473be3e2f9_z.jpg

IMG_3079_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

 

This was the result as you can see from the earlier pictures I had marked out where each dowel was to be placed in pencil.

I used mitre fast to stick the first dowel in place making sure it was square then used a block of wood to ensure the other pieces were in line.

I think I will be staining this oak to match the colour of the outer box.

thanks for looking

Michael

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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Excellent work once again, Michael. That red velvet looks great...and very seasonal. :thumbup:

Remember kids...always shop within your means.   

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I know this is the time of year for gifts and so for all of you who have watched this thread through the last few months.

 

here is the finished box in all its glory.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8074/8301643752_6b05de6bd2_z.jpg

IMG_3087_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I have never used velvet and it does have its drawbacks tops and bottoms are very hard to hide so I have used satin ribbon to cover the transition at the edges.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8301644344_d3e9814ff5_z.jpg

IMG_3088_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

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IMG_3096_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Finished product

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8300603245_6a959e5917_z.jpg

IMG_3102_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

The white paper roll is 170mm long and 18mm wide the maximum size of pen would be 240mm x 21mm larger diameter pens would still fit in the box they would just sit a little higher.

 

This box has no felt on the base and I am undecided.

 

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread and to those who have watched

I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas

Michael

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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That's beautiful...and a fitting home for a choice selection of pens.

 

Happy Christmas to you and yours, Michael.

Remember kids...always shop within your means.   

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