Hidden figers joints? #3: Heading for a glue up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-21-2017 02:38 AM 934 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, wasn’t the plan to work on a Monday in the shop…just kind of happened…

Thought I could just size two plywood panels to make the lid and the bottom panels….Marked one out, thinking I could use that to mark a second one, once the first was done….bandsaw cuts were a bit..wavy. Got out a plane to un-wavy them..

Got a Junior Jack plane to joint the edges straight. Checked the ends with a square….recut, and then joint THAT edge. Then go through the whole mess again with the second panel…finaaly got to where I could dry fit things..

Hmmm….looking a bit clunky, boxy. Got out a block plane, to do roundovers..

I got in a bit of a hurry, and pulled back too far, then slid forward…and the left index finger found that sharp corner….set the too short plane aside, and used the Junior Jack for the rest of the roundovers. Another dry fit..

More to check on how the roundovers lined up. Hmmm, need a way to clamp all of this up, come glue up time..

Cleaned the bench off, got out a few clamps. More to set them up at about where they need to be. That way, a turn or two to clamp things up when the glue goes on.

Checked things for square…..might as well clamp things up, anyway…..slopped some glue on the joints and started to clamp things up..

Had to add two across clamps and a diagonal clamp. Diagonal clamp to pull things back into square..

I think I’ll let this sit overnight, and see how it looks tomorrow.

Went to set up the Stanley 45 to make a couple beads…..monday luck strikes again. I noticed the spurs were still set for a cut….needed then retracted. Took the one spur out, and promptly lost that ##$# little bolt. The other spur was switched without any trouble. Looks like I’ll have to order a new bolt next time I get some extra cash. By which time, the old bolt will have shown up….. Next up? Beads around the box, stay tuned…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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