Walnut & Cherry, new project #3: Stanley 45 time...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-09-2017 01:53 AM 986 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, I have the Stanley 45 all set up….need to mill a few tongues on the end pieces..

Called a “Match” cutter, cuts a 3/16” wide tongue, for a tongue and groove joint…

Fence sits below the cutter. As this were designed to mill up to 4/4 stock, a 3/4” thick piece will have a bit of overhang. I raised the depth stop up, out of the way, as the cutter has it’s own.

I used this set up, to hold the end pieces still, long enough to mill the edges. I also ran the #4 smooth plane along the edges, first, to make a “level playing field”....Once I had the cutter centered on the edge…

I started at the far end, and worked my way back. A small bit of candle wax helps. Got both ends done today.

Since that is all for the match cutter, I tore the Stanley 45 done….removed the fence and the sliding skate. replace the #6 match cutter with the #11 straight cutter ( 3/16” wide)

Cutter is too narrow for both skates to be used. I slid the fence back on, but back in it’s normal setting..

Built a jig to hold the front and rear panels to the bench..

Nibble marks are from testing where the cutter will be,,,,needed to set the depth stop and reset the fence..

First groove….this was even against the grain….test fit..

Hmmm, needed to set the depth just a hair deeper….

This one was a lot better. Got the other side panel grooved…..reset the jig…

Wanted a square corner to help with the glue up…one side to the “back rail”..

The apply some Elmer’s and slide the next part in place….Kept going until all four sides were clamped up..

There is a diagonal clamp, to pull things into square.

Letting this mess sit awhile. have glued in place two cleats, to hold the Poplar bottom panel…..may add more IF needed. Poplar panel has been rough cut to size….need the clamps out of the way, to get the final sizes.

Trying to design a lid/top for this little box…..maybe later this weekend? Stay tuned…

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

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