Weeks had passed since the first cut onto the large bamboo sheet. Now on to the final stages of the woodshop session.

However, the boxes are at its final stages and I am quite pleased with the looks of it. Weeks ago, it was merely in sketches, vector lines on the screen, and in pieces when the large plane of bamboo sheet was cut.

This blog entry goes as an accumulative of what was done throughout the week, rather than like previous post where it was divided into days.

The brass plates were bent, fixed in and worked well as the spring for it to raise the glass bowl. It bent into ‘gull wing’ shape, which is sturdy as a spring to raise the glass container. Plus, its easier to revise the shape should there be any need when it is fixed into the box.

'Gull Wing' shaped brass spring
‘Gull Wing’ shaped brass spring
Acrylic sheet, which acts as a surface to seal the glass container and the sliding panels were glued and clamped overnight.
Acrylic sheet, which acts as a surface to seal the glass container and the sliding panels were glued and clamped overnight.
The sliding panels were attached to the acrylic sheet and clamped down overnight to have a proper bonding with the applied glue.
The sliding panels were attached to the acrylic sheet and clamped down overnight to have a proper bonding with the applied glue.
The Holly timber rods were sanded, immersed in Tung oil, threaded and wooden handles installed.
The oiled Holly timber rods were sanded, immersed in Tung oil, threaded, drilled, and wooden handles installed.
Attachment done once the hole were drilled, filed and tapped into the wooden screw.
Attachment done once the hole were drilled, filed and tapped into the wooden screw.
The panels were prepared, drilled, and screwed in to turn the boxes into it shape.
The panels were prepared, drilled, and screwed in to turn the boxes into it shape.
The panels were prepared, drilled, glued and screwed in, and finally clamped overnight to turn the boxes into its shape.
The panels were prepared, drilled, glued and screwed in, and finally clamped overnight to turn the boxes into its shape.
Filler mixed, applied, dried and sanded down.
Filler mixed, applied, dried and sanded down.

Everything is ready. All there is left to do is to do 3 coats of Marine grade epoxy, and these should be ready for use.

All ends well, Thank you Ben for the fantastic help.

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