A Box of Fancy Pine #1: Start up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-08-2018 10:51 PM 620 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of A Box of Fancy Pine series Part 2: Almost assembly time »

Been getting lazy about writing these Blogs, lately. Finished up box project a while back, and forgot to Blog about it…Oooops. Well, I’ll see IF I can find all the stuff about this Fancy box build, and see how it turns out…

After the Pine Stepback Cupboard Project was done, I had a bunch of leftovers to use up..or burn. Ran the bandsaw a lot, to resaw them down to about 3/8” thick…that WAS the plan. Picture shows one of the “plainer” boards, to make a bottom panel…almost a book match.

Got that glued up, and set aside.

Some of the other boards were on the fancy side….grain wise..

Went through, and cut all the knots out. Then ran a bunch through the bandsaw, to resaw them dowm.

With all that resawing, had to plane things smooth….Made a “stop” by adding a 1/4” plywood strip to the benchtop.

Used this mitre box to make sure the ends were square.

Had a couple LONG boards, to make the front and back of the box. two more fancy ones for a lid. Then I could figure out how wide to make the ends. Decided to use finger/box joints, so…laid out some toys..

Two sides into the vise, for layout work. The one laying by itself will be an end piece. Both ends were the same overall size…just one was a tad thinner than the other. Used the thicker one to help with the layouts on one end..

I can mill all these, and fit them to the one end….then repeat for the other end piece’s joints..

Which brought out more toys. Backsaw to saw a few lines, chisel to pop out the waste, marking gauge to mark the depth the end piece needs to go.

Even set up a “chopping block” to help chop the waste out…..had to watch out, some of the little squares tend to fly straight back at me…Finally got the one end all cut..

I had used the freshly chopped fingers to lay out the matching fingers..

“Doodles”...Then saw on the waste side of the lines, leaving as much as I could of the lines…

Dry fitting as I went. repeat for the other end…and another dry fit..

Then I could resize the bottom panel for a slip fit..

Well, that was the “easy part” Had a few more things to do, before I could spread some glue around..
That will be in the next exciting episode….hope I am not “boring” anyone…

Stay tuned..

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

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