Walnut & Cherry, new project #4: Lid work, and a sealcoat

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-12-2017 03:48 AM 1113 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Box is out of the clamps. Decided to build the lid as a frame & raised panel..

Did a bit of trading for a stick of Black Walnut. Crosscut to get a few parts. These for the raised panel..

needed this for a pair of long rails, and..

These two for the short rails.. Long rails were ripped into a matching pair….needed saw marks removed..

Next day. got the blank out of the clamps, and planed them flat..

Made a jig to hold the panel still..

While a pair of #4 planes worked it over..

One set coarse, one set super fine….Needed to bevel the edges…

End grain first, then the edge grain until a nice, sharp corner shows up..

used the Stanley 45 to mill a few grooves, to hold the panel..

Which meant the jig needed reworked.

Then cut tenons with the Mitre box , and the bandsaw…..then wrestled parts, clamps, and cauls….and a bit of glue..

Two cauls per corner, and a c clamp vs two hands? Wasn’t pretty

let this sit a day…

Today’s chores: Clean and level all the glue joints, and sand things down to 220 grit. Bandsaw to finish shaping the front and back edges of the lid. Now has a finger “lift”. Small cove bit in a CORDED router was run around the bottom edges of the box. Dusted the mess off, brough the box upstairs for a sealcoat of amber shellac..

Back view. No hinges installed..yet..

End view

Front view….You might be able to see the cove details on the “feet”. Yes, I missed a couple places with the shellac… top view?

maybe Tuesday..I can get something done?
Stay tuned, almost done….

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

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#1 posted 09-13-2017 04:14 PM

Has been posted as a Project.

Thanks for following along!

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

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