Simple box to hold candy #3: Lid is cut...grooves and such

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-18-2017 04:38 PM 1354 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Grooves, panels, and a glue up... Part 3 of Simple box to hold candy series Part 4: Lid fixed, and fitted...PIP? »

Well, I had gone out to buy a few supplies for the shop, Monday….

And, I finally found the parts for the Langdon Mitre Box’s stock holders….

Figured I could just slip down to the shop, and at least install them….something was calling …

The box wanted out of the clamps….took a while to remove all of them…

Looking like something the cat dragged in…top wasn’t much better..

Well, since I did buy a new 80grit belt for the sander….might as well level the fingers flush..
A crew showed up, wanting some work..on a Monday? Wellll..

i had to adjust the fence on the Stanley 45 a hair further out. Saw made sure things didn’t blow out, block plane had a few jobs, as well. Took a bit to figure out just how to hold the box still, while a groove was milled..

Involved that scrap, and a block on the vise…..was a bit too wide to stick the box into the vise…made a mess of the floor, and with the fan on “HIGH”

Figured THAT was enough for the night…..Tuesday Morning came…

Utility knife to cut the lid part free, had to use the backsaw on the ends. Cleaned the lip on the box’s bottom, until the lid fit nicely..except for the ends..troublemakers! I even made a “detail”

At the corners. Problem was in the ends of the lid, seems the grooves had gone off track. Had some Cherry scrap just sitting around…I cut two patches, one for each end. First, I level the playing field until things were leveled across. Then some bandsaw work to make the two patches…they look like this from above..[ ]...then glued and clamped into place..

Used a few clamps, and a caul to hold things in place….great, now Ihave to wait on glue to cure, again

However, I could fix a few items at the corners of the box..

Where the grooves came through, and left these holes. Still had a bit of the Cherry, made plugs

Added some glue and sawdust, and sanded the corners smooth..

A little better? I even found the hinges I had bought a while back…

May or may not USE them, either too small, or not quite large enough. We’ll see.
Waiting on the glue to dry, again…stay tuned…

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

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