Poplar Box, dovetail version #3: Flipping a lid

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-04-2019 02:43 PM 245 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Box came out of the clamps….looking in need of a clean up..

Sanders and plane….then lay out where the groove will be…

Somewhere about there, I think…just barely over the inside groove, towards the bottom of the box. Reset the 45

While I was set the fence…decided to clean that up a bit. Fence has a “Fine Adjust” feature, that was filling up with crud. Opened the fence all the way, clean things out, lock it back in place. Then reset the entire fence to make the groove ….

Quickly found out the box was in the vise a bit too high in the air, lowered it down for a better cut, without the vibration thing….decided to work my way around, one side at a time. Long sides were placed on the bench, with 2 planing stops, one one the vise to tighten down the box….didn’t want it to hop around..

Once all were done, wound up here

And use that sharp knife to cut around at the “top” of the groove…

Lip was again a bit too thick…rather it would be that, than too thin…then adjust until the lid fit all the way down

Set out a small tray of tools and hardware…

Visegrips to hold a small nail to act as a pilot hole drill….and the help turn the screwdrivers…..that soon got changed. Ground the swivel head off the larger screwdriver, and then chucked it into a drill. Then got out a longer nail, got rid of it’s head, so it will get chucked in the drill as a well..I left the smaller screwdriver as is, to hand-start each screw, after I waxed the threads.. Hinges and corners first..

Box held in the vise, to keep things steady. Corners brass uses 2 screws, one per side…so, when I rotate..

To install a handle and the next pair of corners..more screws…rotate again..

To install a latch, and the next two corners. Then rotate, and do the last handle, and the last screws…whew.

Was going to apply a coat of stain…no brushes IN the shop? Means a late-night run to Wall E World…
next episode? Stain and a tray?
Stay tuned..

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

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