What To Do With This Board? #10: Glued Up!

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Blog entry by Mean_Dean posted 05-20-2015 10:49 PM 1623 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Sanding and Staining and Glueing -- Oh My! Part 10 of What To Do With This Board? series Part 11: Spline-al Tap »

Hey Guys!

Well today was a big day! But more on that later.

I started off by prepping the interior surfaces for the stain they’ll receive later. It’s a lot easier to do this before the box is assembled!

Here are all the components of the staining and glue-up process:

Next, I stained the already prepped bottom. Once the stain was dry, it was time to glue up the box carcase

First, I laid out all the parts, in the order that they comprise the box sides. Then I put them up against a straightedge to keep them lined up when I applied the blue painter’s tape that I’m using to clamp the box together.

I started applying the glue, and the race was on! Of course, this Elmer’s yellow glue has 18 minutes of open time, so I guess it wasn’t that much of a horse race after all.

After getting the bottom into place, it was just a matter of folding the box sides around it, and taping the box together. Then I checked it for square, by measuring the diagonals—and it was dead on.

I also checked that the lid still fit, and it did. Don’t laugh—I’ve had things fit perfectly on the dry-fit, and not very well after the glue-up!

So, a big day today! the box is in one piece. And believe me brothers and sisters, one piece is a good piece to be in!

Tomorrow, I’ll get the trim piece glued on, and start prepping the rest of the box for staining.

See ya then!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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