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Making a wooden bow case.



 
 
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Old April 12th 06, 10:52 AM posted to rec.woodworking
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I am wanting to make a wooden case to put my compound bow in. Standard sort
of case design similar to this
http://www.cabelas.com/products/Cpod0004469.jsp . Its a long time since I've
done any serious woodworking though and I'm after some tips. To make one of
these I'm going to end up with two box shapes that I'll join with a hinge
down one side. Obviously I want the two halves to match up ie don't want one
half to be slightly bigger/smaller than the other. So I was wondering how
you experienced guys would go about making one. Would you make up the two
seperate halves using some form of jig or would you make one box shape (I'm
thinking the ends and the sides here) and then cutting it all the way round
the centre to produce the two halves? Or possibly something else I've not
thought of.

thanks for you input

Gav

PS. Sorry if my explanation is not clear


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Old April 12th 06, 06:14 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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Gav wrote:
I am wanting to make a wooden case to put my compound bow in. Standard sort
of case design similar to this
http://www.cabelas.com/products/Cpod0004469.jsp . Its a long time since I've
done any serious woodworking though and I'm after some tips. To make one of
these I'm going to end up with two box shapes that I'll join with a hinge
down one side. Obviously I want the two halves to match up ie don't want one
half to be slightly bigger/smaller than the other. So I was wondering how
you experienced guys would go about making one. Would you make up the two
seperate halves using some form of jig or would you make one box shape (I'm
thinking the ends and the sides here) and then cutting it all the way round
the centre to produce the two halves? Or possibly something else I've not
thought of.


I'd go with #2. Mark and saw carefully. Clean the edge up with a
block plane, card scraper, or just a sanding block to remove the
saw marks.

--

FF

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Old April 12th 06, 06:55 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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Default Making a wooden bow case.

Gav wrote:
I am wanting to make a wooden case to put my compound bow in. Standard sort
of case design similar to this
http://www.cabelas.com/products/Cpod0004469.jsp . Its a long time since I've
done any serious woodworking though and I'm after some tips. To make one of
these I'm going to end up with two box shapes that I'll join with a hinge
down one side. Obviously I want the two halves to match up ie don't want one
half to be slightly bigger/smaller than the other. So I was wondering how
you experienced guys would go about making one. Would you make up the two
seperate halves using some form of jig or would you make one box shape (I'm
thinking the ends and the sides here) and then cutting it all the way round
the centre to produce the two halves? Or possibly something else I've not
thought of.

thanks for you input

Gav

PS. Sorry if my explanation is not clear



David Marks made a tool chest on the Woodworks TV show by gluing up the
entire box--all six sides, then using a saw (it was his 20" band saw, I
think) to slice the top off. You could do it on a table saw too, one
side at a time. Use feather boards to make sure the box stays against
the rip fence.

--Steve
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Old April 12th 06, 07:27 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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Steve wrote:

David Marks made a tool chest on the Woodworks TV show by gluing up the
entire box--all six sides, then using a saw (it was his 20" band saw, I
think) to slice the top off. You could do it on a table saw too, one
side at a time. Use feather boards to make sure the box stays against
the rip fence.


And don't cut all the way through the sides. Leave a heavy sixteenth
and cut through the remaining with a razor knife or hand saw, then
clean up the edges with a plane.

R

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Old April 14th 06, 05:56 AM posted to rec.woodworking
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I am wanting to make a wooden case to put my compound bow in. Standard sort
of case design similar to this
http://www.cabelas.com/products/Cpod0004469.jsp . Its a long time since
I've done any serious woodworking though and I'm after some tips. To make
one of these I'm going to end up with two box shapes that I'll join with a
hinge down one side. Obviously I want the two halves to match up ie don't
want one half to be slightly bigger/smaller than the other. So I was
wondering how you experienced guys would go about making one. Would you
make up the two seperate halves using some form of jig or would you make
one box shape (I'm thinking the ends and the sides here) and then cutting
it all the way round the centre to produce the two halves? Or possibly
something else I've not thought of.

thanks for you input

Gav

PS. Sorry if my explanation is not clear


Make one box then cut it in half. Some use a bandsaw but I like a table
saw. I set the height of the blade about 1/32" less than the thickness of
the wood so that you almost cut the top off. Use a utility knife to cut the
top free then plane it smooth.


 




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