Blanket Chest #4: Lid Dry Fit

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 12-18-2015 11:44 PM 1331 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Base Cleats and Case Ship-Lap Bottom Part 4 of Blanket Chest series Part 5: Lid Glue and Proud Ship-lap Bottom Boards Flush Trimmed »

Today I cut miters on the lid’s trim. Afterwards I was able fit the splines into the slots I cut in the trim parts and the lid. Then I wanted to check if every dimension was good by seeing the lid on top of the chest.

Oh yes, I also fastened the ship-lapped bottom boards with #6 1 inch long Fh wood screws. I will need to take a flush trim router bit around the outer case walls. Some of the bottom boards are a bit proud of the case. This flush bit will shave those proud spots flush to the wall’s surface.

-- --- Happy Howie

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#1 posted 12-22-2015 03:16 PM

Nice!! looking good.

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#2 posted 12-22-2015 03:59 PM

That chest is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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