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Poplar Box, dovetail version #4: Stain, tray, shellac.....

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-05-2019 04:33 PM 281 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Lets see….stained the box, using the same stain as the last box. Gunstock by Minwax…

Then decided a tray would be nice…cut a chunk of Poplar to about the correct length..

Yeah, yeah…finger prints and a price sticker…good thing this board is too thick, at 1/2”, wanted to get as close to 1/4 ” as i could…set a couple stops below that 1/4”...

Instead of resawing, a plane would be used….tried the fancy #62, first..

It would make such nice, thin shavings…but, I needed a 1/4” planed off, be here all day, plane was too long, and too heavy….so

Millers Falls #11…a little shorter, much lighter, and could really remove wood…fast…then a smoother to clean things up…

Then the bandsaw to rip some parts to width out of this now thin board…

Strip of plywood to determine how wide…one board was left wide, to make a handle…was going to try some fancy corner joint….didn’t really work out….went with glue and nails, instead…including a plywood bottom..

There was a problem….some of the pieces were tapered in thickness…planed them all to about the same size…

Wanted something the tray could sit on in the box…couple 1×1s, glued on the ends of the box should do the trick..
set the tray inside..

And close the lid…and let all the stain dry, overnight..

So…this morning, I applied a couple coats of Amber Shellac…

Even the handled ends look better..

Enough that this is now posted as a Project….Thanks for following along…

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



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#1 posted 10-06-2019 04:32 PM

Well done. Like those brass corners too!

-- Lefty, Seaside

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