Projects #2: Gift Box for Father's Day - Glue Up

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Blog entry by Jeff posted 06-14-2007 06:05 AM 1817 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Gift Box for Father's Day Part 2 of Projects series Part 3: Completed Father's Day Gift Box »

The process continues… Glued it up tonight. I’m glad I could find the generic epoxy syringe at the local big box. I didn’t have time for a trek to Rockler or Woodcraft for a small glue kit. The tip fit perfectly between the fingers and was easy to control the amout of glue dispensed.

I’ll be cleaning up the slightly proud ends of the joints tomorrow evening. I hope that goes well considering the fingers are only 1/8” thick. I’m a little worried about tear out.

The box glued up and curing.

view above (bottom of box)

P.S. As requested in a few of the comments on the first entry in this series, I added detailed answers/steps regarding the milling of the stock as a response entry..

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#1 posted 06-14-2007 06:19 AM

Ooooooo…the Jet clamps. HOw do you like those bad boyz!? I caught your comment on the stock prep. Thanks for that. I’m a stickler for the details!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-14-2007 06:28 AM

My pleasure on the comments. I’m pretty detail oriented too and glad to provide them.

The clamps – LOVE them. They stay in place when your slinging/toting them around. The lever is a great idea. I have 8 of them ranging from the 40” to the 24” seen above. They must be making a dent in Bessy’s market because I have been seeing a lot of sales on the Bessys. I still like the Bessy Tradesmen F-style clamps though for the myriad of other woodworking needs. I scored a good buy on Amazon for a 30 piece set. I’m pretty happy with my clamp situation I guess you could say.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#3 posted 06-14-2007 08:01 AM

I’m hoping Father’s day brings clamps….I’ll be starting a laminated paddle soon and I’ll be needing bunches…....I pointed out the Jets to my wife last time out….I hope she tells the kids….

-- Bob

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#4 posted 06-14-2007 11:59 AM

do you have flyers laying around the house with the clamps circled?
I think The WoodWhisperer gave some really good tips on how to “advertise” your wants.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 06-17-2007 07:33 AM

Agreed, Debbie.

Bob, you could also start a wish list at your favorite online site (at least the ones that offer such a feature) and then print it out. Put a few coffee stains on it or smudge some finish on it. Crumple it a little or even do some cocktail-napkin sketches and then strategically “leave” it in plain sight for children and the wife to find…

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#6 posted 06-23-2007 03:26 PM

Jeff…Did you finish?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#7 posted 06-23-2007 04:49 PM

Yep! Pics posted later today or tomorrow. Talked to dad last night. He had just gotten home and hadn’t opened the package yet so it was cool to do that with him.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#8 posted 06-24-2007 10:40 PM

Caliper, I’ve seemed to view these in reverse order. LOL. Thanks for taking the time to share this.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 06-25-2007 05:42 AM

You’re welcome, Os. I’ve enjoyed your comments regardless the direction… Thanks for taking the time to read the blog!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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