Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Box challenge DAY 1




I got put on the spot, a 2 month deadline to complete 25-30 full leather design clamshells.
Nothing like a bit of pressure...right??
This will be first, a serious test of edition work, and second, a design endurance nightmare.
So...just for added spice, I thought I'd do it in public, detailing most steps, where possible, along the way.

Design conception and execution will be left to me.

DAY 1
.........Bottom tray cutting for double-walled clamshell.The base is cut, then the walls cut and glued together in a step-joint of a board thickness.(all clamshells made at PDB are double-walled,thin walls are useless)
The trays are made, sanded smooth, then the outside is lined, for extra strength and stability.

Next step.....covering.....

4 comments:

Post Editions said...

Good Luck!!

Paper Dragon Books said...

ta..I think I will need it...

Maggie said...

You've definitely got a challenge on your hands, but I have no dout you'll handle it wonderfully - plus, it will be fun to see the progress! I totally understand that when you make it all a little more public it's easier to keep your momentum going through something on this scale - good luck!

Paper Dragon Books said...

that was certainly the idea
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