Another box build #1: Start up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-11-2018 04:24 PM 580 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had a lot of scrap pieces left over from the last project….some of the Pine scraps can be used for jigs and such. The White Oak scraps….some were just too knot ridden to be of much use, other than roast some hotdogs out at the firepit. Other scraps were re-sawn down…

Some of these got sliced into thinner stock…

There was also a chunk of 1×12 Oak…

That may get trimmed down into a lid..for the box…selected the best of the mess of 1×3…

Will be trimming these down to size. Will also leave them a tad wide, to make milling grooves a bit easier….then trim to final sizes….these will make the Frames, for a Frame & Panel Box….
Panels? Well, some of the thinner stuff wasn’t quite ready…

Will let these sit a while, until they do behave. I had enough other thin boards….some wide, some narrow…that I could glue up into panels for the front and back of the box. Hand plane to joint the edges…spread some glue around, and clamp two wide boards with a narrow one in-between….

First panel wasn’t too much trouble….second one needed a little more work..

A few cauls were needed to keep things flat. End panels?

The plan is to get two end panels out of the larger board. The shorter one is for plan B.

Maybe later today….I can get the clamps off, get all four panels sized, and see about doing raised panels, of some sort…..trimm the frame parts to rough sizes. They will need a few grooves.

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 11-11-2018 04:32 PM

You never take a break!

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

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#2 posted 11-11-2018 04:38 PM

I have same problem, hard to throw anything into the burn box, harder now that I started to turn pens 1/2” by 5” scrap now gets a serious look as blank? Found out the hard way only tight grained Oak works for most pens.
May have to start looking at some of those panel and frame boxes!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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