Maple Frame & Panel Box #5: Ends are made

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-05-2018 02:18 PM 676 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Time for a little assembly? Part 5 of Maple Frame & Panel Box series Part 6: Assembled....and a forest of clamps »

Well, first..the front and back frames came out of the clamps…..not quite perfectly matched…we have ways

Clamped together, back to back. Ran the #3c plane around, until they are matched up..

Set these aside, for now. Have the four corner blocks for the end frames to do….cut them all to the final length on the mite box. Gang them up into the vise, and try to get them all the same size..

One of them was having “issues”. Had a bit of trouble with it, while cutting a groove along one edge, for the raised panel to sit in. Other three behaved….then, I changed the cutter in the Stanley 45 to mill a tongue…

First one wasn’t any trouble…the one having issues….kept jamming up in the plane, or flying off the bench onto the floor…it soon was flying off..into the trashcan. Then I had to make a replacement…..finally got four corner posts milled up..

Had one more chore to do with these. Got the front frame into the vise, and clamped one corner post into it’s place..

The Tongue & Groove joint is to help align the corners while I glue the box together…..Foot looked a little “Blocky”

Square to carry a line around from the front’s foot, compass to draw a little curve. Bandsaw’s 1/4” blade had a bit of trouble cutting it, beltsander to smooth it out..

Now, they won’t look so blocky…when seen from the front…

Ok, corner post are done. Did not have enough Maple thin stock to make two end panels..wasn’t in the mood to mess around, and wait on a glue up. had a bit of thin, non-Maple stock handy….Sized the ends to use that..

More parts cut to size, and planed to match..

No hidden knots this time around. These then got a groove milled

Which meant I had to reset the Stanley 45 back into groove cutting mode…then cut stubby tenons on the ends..

Then cut two panels to length….good thing there was enough extra, for a third piece….a split happened to the second one…couldn’t use it. Parts needed planed flat, and even a bit of panel-raising was done..

Not a whole lot of room to work with. Glue and clamps, after the panels were done, and one was trimmed a bit…

Keeping them clamps ON the edges wasn’t that easy to do,.....tongue was in the way..

Let’s just say..that hammer laying there came in very handy….
Maybe later today ( Boss willing, and the back behaves) I can remove those clamps. Need to find out IF I need to run a groove for the box bottom all the way across..or..just add a small cleat for it to sit on. Bottom panel will be just 1/4” Luann plywood…

Once that issue is settled, and the bottom cut to size, I can glue all four sides up into a box shaped object. Then start on making a lid for it. Hopefully, without any more issues….stay tuned.

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

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#1 posted 08-05-2018 02:34 PM

I like the contrasting wood in the panel.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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