Keela's Urn Box #3: No Trouble With the Curve

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Blog entry by BrettLuna posted 04-08-2021 09:15 PM 231 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I flushed up the proud box joints and laid out a curve “two fingers” (½-inch) high and cut it on the band saw. I don’t have a stationary belt sander, so I did it the old fashioned way. I was able to cut close to the layout line, so it didn’t take an inordinate amount of time to do the handwork. I did have to take some care where the curve meets the corners, though. I didn’t want to burn through the top “finger” nor did I want to leave a knife edge that might become translucent or chip away later. I left as little as I felt I could, then eased it over.

After sanding down to 220g, I applied BLO to the top of the lid. To keep it off the maple, I first masked it with painters tape and for extra insurance, I inserted a pair of putty knives in the gap around the panel. Overkill, maybe but it made me feel better and worked quite well.

I then cut the lid free and sanded the sawn edges on an MDF platen.

After box body was still too tall, so I cut that down and sanded as with the lid. Before knocking off for the day, I made the partial liner on which the keepsake tray will rest. They’re held in place by complementary rabbets and a friction fit—no glue.

The tray is next.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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