Simple box to hold candy #2: Grooves, panels, and a glue up...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-17-2017 02:35 AM 1009 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Joinery Part 2 of Simple box to hold candy series Part 3: Lid is cut...grooves and such »

Woke up this morning, decided to work on the Stanley 45…...decided to just hone the cutter that was in it. Needed to reset the fence. And build a jig..

One groove needed to be 1/4” in from the edge. Jig #1 was built to hold the shorter ends in place..

Long piece to keep thing still,shorter blocks clamp the part in place..

Takes a while…I do one edge, rotate the part 180 degrees..

And do the second groove.. once I had the two shorter end pieces grooved, I had to re-adjust the jig..

And cut two more grooves, on both long sides. Then I reset the Stanley 45’s fence..

As I had a third groove to mill in each piece. 2” down from the “top” edge

Bit of a reach. I did stop and check how the main grooves were lining up..

Not too bad. I also used a scrap of pine as a story stick..

So I could cut the panels to the right sizes….there was a problem, though..

A little too thick? Top panel will show, so a raised panel look was done..

Used a Millers Falls No.8 (#3 size) at an angle to the grain, made a beveled edge on each end. Had to check for fit…..Once the ends were done, then I beveled the edges along the sides. Did a test fit..

Will need a bit of fine tuning, now, about the Poplar bottom panel. It won’t show as much, does not need to be fancy. Bandsaw to cut rebates on the ends, then a marking gauge to “cut” a line for a wooden shoulder plane to follow..

Start with the plane tilted a bit, so the corner of the iron fits into the groove left by the gauge, once it is cutting a straight line, I can tilt it back slowly to vertical. Panel itself was rough sawn, so a little clean up was done..

same plane as did the bevels Had a 12:00 road trip to do… was busy from 0900 to 1200 hours….about 3 hours. Once I got back home, I fine tuned the two panels, and the the fight started..

I now have spots of dried glue on the floor, under my shoes, and on my fingers….and a bunch on the box’s fingers..of all the large clamps in the shop..all but two are now on the box…

been a busy day..almost ran out of clamps, too..

Weighs almost as much as I do? Will let this mess sit overnight….tomorrow will be a bit better day?

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 07-17-2017 05:38 AM

OMG you are one busy man Bandit!

-- Regards Rob

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