Ash Scraps = remote tote #2: Design change, then a PIP

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-22-2019 01:08 AM 549 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had to get this thing done…didn’t have any trouble cutting pins…

Same as before…spaces for 4 tails..

Was even trying out a new chisel…

Even ran a plane across the side… to flatten a bit of cup going on..

Problem arose with cutting the tails….

Grain direction…tails were snapping off, during the dry fits…finally decided to just buzz the dovetails off,,,and get out the nails and glue..

Cut a 5mm plywood panel to rough size, and glue that on….let this mess sit a while…while I made a few dividers…

Dividers get a notch….center divider then is notched to match, so it will slide down over the cross dividers…, once the rest of the glue was dry..

Cut a 3/4” dowel for length, drilled a pilot hole, and then countersunk for a screw…and installed the new handle…old one was looking way too clunky…bead of glue under the center divider, and clamp it in place..

let this sit a day…take the clamps off, sand everything smooth…add a coat of stain…and we have a PIP..

End view..

Side view, with the brass nails…front and back sides were too thin for nails…

Only had two nails needed pulled and restarted….we have just the nailpuller for that..

And a screwdriver to drive 2 screws, for the handle…

Dropped this off at my Daughter’s place, today… is now a caddy for a few larger jars of spices/ seasonings..

Meet & Greet friday, sent what was left of the Ash scraps home with the visitor…among a few other goodies… need to clear the decks…have a porch project coming up tomorrow…going to be a carpenter for a few days..

Will post as a Project? We’ll see…thanks for watching the fun.

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

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#1 posted 04-22-2019 01:09 AM

Good looking tote.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 04-22-2019 05:22 PM

As the saying goes, there’s always more than one way to skin a cat. Honestly, I think I end up having to fix/change/adjust/re-plan 80% of my projects once I get into them. Your tote turned out nicely. I especially like that you didn’t use finish nails with no heads – looks more old-timey.

-- Just make the cut

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