Another box build #2: panels and grooves

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-13-2018 05:13 AM 619 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Start up Part 2 of Another box build series Part 3: Mortise, tenons, and glue...oh my »

Took Sunday off. Was feeling under the weather, and it was Veterans’ Day.

Today? Monday or not….things needed to get done….at least something besides all them trips to the bathroom..
Finally was able to head to the shop….and, get those two panels out of the clamps. One was a tad narrower than the other. Used that one to get the other sized for width. The blank for the two end panels was also roughly trimmed for width. Then, time to remove the “roughly” from the three blanks..

Millers Falls No. 11 ( #5-1/4 size) to do the edge jointing. Then the front and back panels were worked over, cleaning up the glue joints..

And trimmed the ends to the same length, and square..

Guess which one will be the front panel. Set these two aside….needed to cut this…

Into two pieces that matched each other…without wasting too much length. Needed a way to find the exact center of the blank..without the tape measure (buried) or too much math….simple trick, use the diagonals..

Find a straightedge long enough to reach to the corners, make a mark about halfway along the edge…repeat form the other corners…and where they cross each other….

Use a square to mark a line across the “X”..this is the center line. Now, IF I can saw well enough to split the line

I’ll have two roughly equal ends. Had to square the non-cut ends. Panels are done.

Time to trim some frame parts to rough size. Had most cut to length. Set about cutting for [email protected] 1-1/2” wide…Had a problem….most were different thicknesses…..some even had a bit of snipe..

And a double snipe, at that. Some were 4/4, and a couple barely hit 3/4” thick. Set the fence to the thinnest of the bunch, and ripped the excess stuff off…

Most of the parts I’ll need. Seems to be around..11/16” thick. Set up the Stanley 45, going from Dado Plane to Plough plane, with the #12 cutter. Stiles and rails need a groove made, for the panels to slide into…needed a simple jig set up..

Yep, that is it….just a couple clamps were needed…..and some toys..

The #45 was set up, The Stanley #3c was to both level the edge, and let me know which way the grain was actually going….makes ploughing a groove easier. Combo square to check the depth. The candle was rubbed onto the edges of the grooves, to help the 45 slide a bit better..

Clamp a rial or stile in place and run a 1/4” x 1/4” groove….Why the #45, instead of the old wooden plough plane?

Well, it was just too long of a plane. The 45 is a bit shorter…and has a depth stop. Ok, all those grooves were made…but, the bottom rails also needed a groove to house the plywood bottom of the box…jig was remade..

Wasn’t that great…had issues holding a part still. Finally got those run…started to layout and cut a few parts to size…at least for the front and back parts..

May try to tenon the rails, andmaybe chop a few Mortises….and raise a couple panels. Still need to rip the end stiles to final size….

Problem being in the “stock” fence…it was trying to move around during a cut….not good. Fired the old metal fence, and set up the saw guide fence. Use it for circular saw cuts, and router set-ups….It was designed for use on a DeWalt Jobsite 10” tablesaw. Seems to fit on this old saw, as well…..will test it out tomorrow, and see IF it needs a second C clamp…

Just 3 pieces of scraps….and a few screws.

Tuesday? Might see about getting the two larger panels done. Maybe even a glue up? IF I can stay out of the bathroom long enough…stay tuned..

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

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#1 posted 11-13-2018 03:26 PM

Love seeing your shop Pic’s, makes me feel a little less guilty about the condition of my shop:)
Whenever it gets a little organized(clean) I can’t seem to find anything.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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