A project in Maple #9: Tray completed

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-10-2017 08:44 PM 891 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Hinges, rails, and dovetails Part 9 of A project in Maple series Part 10: A chain and a brace for the lid »

Monday….got the sides glued up….
Traced the bottom panel, after the sides came back out of the clamps,,,bandsaw to remove the excess. Press fit into place. helped square the sides up…then just some nails, no glue, to hold the bottom in place..

Then used the tray to mark how far down to install the rails. Three screws each, no glue…then a tes drive..

Then the important part…does the lid close, without hitting the tray?

Got to thinking, dangerous I know….that the tray looked a bit too…plain..

So, I set up the old Stanley #45 with a #23 (1/4”) bead cutter. Placed the tray into the vise, and started at the far end..

I should have started with the shorter ends, had a bit of trouble with the pin on the end….worked my way back, until one side was beaded..

Then unclamp, rotate and do the short ends…

Which left a corner detail…finally got all four sides beaded..

Didn’t really need any sanding….placed the tray back into the Blanket chest..

So…other than a finish, and a chain to hold the lid….this MIGHT be about done?

Next up? May get posted as a Project?
Thanks for following along..

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

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#1 posted 10-10-2017 11:02 PM

You’re seem to be great at keeping moving forward with your projects.

How much time do you tend to spend in the shop each day?

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#2 posted 10-10-2017 11:04 PM

2- 4 hours….

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

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