Layered elliptical box

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#CarveOne
Thank You for posting your Elliptical box.
I added waves and sea shell on the lid and a topographical representation of Crater Lake (I live near there).
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CarveOne wrote:
PaulRowntree wrote:That is beautifully done, and the finish is superb.

Did you use alignment dowels during the glue up?
No dowels used on this first one Paul. They could be placed at the ends though. It was a bit of a struggle to keep the rings aligned with the base, as they tend to slide when I placed a block of wood on top and place a heavy weight on it. I built it up one layer at a time and used a thin layer of 60 minute epoxy on each plate being glued and let cure one layer at a time. Since then I thought about making V blocks so the layers can be lightly clamped during curing.

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A little trick I learned awhile back when gluing up layers is to use some small brads. Drive them in a short distance and then cut them off as close as possible leaving a short nub. When the next layer is clamped down the nubs prevent sliding. If you have a Raptor nail gun the composite nails work pretty good too.
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Since this thread has been revived. . . .

I do quite a bit of segmented work which involves gluing up layers. A while back I either got lucky or figured something out:

Put the glue on, spread it out nice and even, don't overdo it.
Put the next layer on top of the piece just glued and line it up the way you want it.

Then. . . . do nothing for about 5 minutes or so.

By that that time the glue has started to grab and has penetrated both pieces.
Slipping is way less of problem if at all.

Glue layers in pairs, then glue up pairs into pairs, wash, rinse, repeat.

It has been working real well for me.
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Sometimes I’ll use dowels/holes to align segmented parts, or use a light sprinkle of salt, but mostly the method you described, Ted.
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I forgot to add that when I put the clamps on I don't use clamps, just weights. It doesn't take a lot of weight. Mine are mostly about 5 lbs, some discs from a barbell set that I bought on the cheap at a yard sale.
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I have been using bamboo skewers for dowel material for a few small projects with success. Some packs of them are less round than others, so I looked for a pack that were consistently round that came from another source. One pack has lasted a few years since I don't use them very often.

Thanks in return to JimInAshland for thinking about making one of these. Very nice job of it too. I like that shell knob ... :)

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Jim,
REALLY like the Topo insert!!
NICE touch!!
scott
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