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Box from Ash scraps #5: Out of the clamps, and a PIP

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 03-25-2019 09:08 PM 298 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Glue up is done... Part 5 of Box from Ash scraps series Part 6: Box #2 started up »

Was finally able to get some shop time Sunday….first part was before Lunch…Box was removed from the forest of clamps….long fingers were sanded down flush….and a few high spots were also lowered a bit….right before Lunch..

Marked and cut out a lid from the glued up panel….marked out, and cut a 1/4” plywood panel for a bottom and glued that in place…using the bench’s vise to hold things tight, while the glue dried, and I had some Lunch…

Glued had cured enough, I could take the box and plane the sides a bit..

And add a slight bevel to the plywood edges….exposed face of the plywood wanted to flake off, so I removed that entire layer…

Test fitted the lid….

had to use a spokeshave to clean up the bandsaw marks/burns…One of the packs of hardware was a latch I thought I could use…..

Hmmm, may save this for a door closure ? Another package had some feet brackets…test fitted those…

Might make these work…so they got installed…

Tools…that is the small Phillips screwdriver I have, and the smallest bit for the North Bros. Yankee drill…you can also see how the new face of the plywood bottom came out..the screws used were a bit on the small side..

Had to use that small screwdriver….doubt IF a cordless drill has a bit that small….ran into a problem, when I went to install the hinges to the lid…

I actually snapped 2 of those screws off! THEN I remembered to WAX the threads going into the Ash…came time to install the lid to the case….them feet made clamping the mess into the vise a bit of a challenge..we have ways..

2 of the brand new H-F clamps to act as helping hands. The finger grip on the from of the lid is clamped in the vise, so the lid is held at the correct height….I cut the head off a small nail, chucked that into a drill, and made pilot holes….the Yankee widened the start of each hole a bit, to help fat fingers start each screw….

Same routine for the handles, first one was easy to do, then had that handle sitting down in the still opened vise, so I could install the other handle…everything had already been sanded smooth, so

Not enough light in the shop, shadow on the front of the lid, camera and some of the shop lights don’t get along..opened the can of stain…same one from the Chester Drawers Project….and had to go back upstairs and get a new brush…

Fancy hinges. Tried to show off the best grain patterns..

End grain came out a bit dark, but, it shows off the finger joints that way…
Waiting a while for a coat of Poly Gloss…until after Box #2 is done…may change a few things on #2…..

So, that is where things are, right now..had to rig up a zero clearance insert, for a tablesaw that wasn;t design to have one…

As some of Box #2’s parts were a bit too fat….slimmed those back to 3/8” thick.. Fence clamps down onto the plywood….otherwise, there is a 1/2” wide gap between the blade and the normal OEM insert…not safe. This being a Monday, shop is closed…maybe tomorrow I can start up Box #2? recipe boxes?

Stay tuned…

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