A Box of Fancy Pine #3: Moldings from scratch?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-08-2018 11:51 PM 1440 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK….Moldings. Still had some of that fancy grained pine…and I wanted to add a molded bottom edge to the box…

Drew a “pattern” of sorts….to lay out where each cut will go. Decided to use the Stanley 45 for the first two cuts..

Step 1 was a bead. This board was to make a pattern, for the actual molding…so I could reset the planes..

Step 2 was this “cove” cut. I had ground a profile on an old cutter, to make a trough for auger bits to set in, so, IF I used just 1/2 of the cutter, it becomes a cove.

About like this. Step 3 involved a different plane…

Stanley/Wards #78…I can leave this set up the entire time while making the molding..

Something like this. Then mark a “rip line”

Take this board to the bandsaw, and rip a molding free..

Then repeat as needed..

Made a couple extra…just in case…Murphy should show up in the shop, again..

Installed with some glue, and a few nails….making sure they also reached into the bottom of the box.

Murphy decided to play with the mitre angles….happens on the bigger jobs.

There is also a nail to secure the divider, even though it was glued in place….I even added “rails” for a tray to slide around on..

Which leaves just a tray, and a lid to do..

This is the center of the tray, and gets a finger-grip done. Gouge to rough it out, sand paper to smooth it out.

The four sides of the tray needed planed down, until the all matched each other…

Planning stop has a notch, where one of these four can just fit into, C clamp to keep things in place. Cut a 1/4” plywood bottom, and then nailed and glued them all together..

Murphy showed up, right on time….had to add to the rails..

Tray was just a hair too narrow. While awaiting the glue to dry…smooth plane was working on the lid..

trying to find out which face looked the best….this one will just have to do…

Bought some small hinges ( and a Latch) then had to hunt around to find the correct screwdriver. I also used the tray to hold all the small parts…

There was also a Stanley Yankee #41 push drill, to make pilot holes for those little screws..

Took a while, but the lid has hinges! Flipped the case over, and made sure the front of the lid fit the front of the case..

Then installed the latch..

Some final sanding where needed. Time for the Golden Oak stain?

Inside, and..

Outside. Let this dry for a day or two, then a couple coats of Gloss Poly.

Just a Fancy little box of Pine.
Thanks for following along.

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

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 05-08-2018 11:57 PM

Kudos, Bandit! Great job on the mouldings. What are you going to do with this Fancy Little Box?

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#2 posted 05-09-2018 12:16 AM

Thinking a place to keep small parts and screws…

Varnish doesn’t look too bad, either..

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#3 posted 05-09-2018 10:13 AM

That makes for a great little screw/small parts box. Good for you, Bandit. It looks awesome!

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