A Paul Sellers' Box build #1: Start up...PLANS!

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-14-2020 09:17 PM 790 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul Sellers is doing a Masterclass project. I downloaded the plans from his site, to see IF I can build one, out of Ash. I had a stash of 4/4×6 x 54” Ash planks..

And figured one of these 8 planks might be enough…Plans?

Well, it is a box with a drawer in the bottom half.

Through dovetails at the corners. Drawer uses half blind ones..

And…there was even a cutting list!

hauled one of the better planks to the shop…

had to sit it here, as the bench was a bit too full..

yeah, this IS my work area…aka…shop. Even had to put some of the stuff put where they belonged!
laid out a few items, on the now clean bench ( not for long, on that cleaned part)...

Brought the plank over to the bench, and placed it in the vise. Edges were a might too wavy for a tablesaw’s mitre gauge to hold square..

Laid out a cut line….with enough extra to allow it to be squared up, later.

tried the Atkins 65 saw first…liked the Disston D-8 better in the next few cuts..

Need a front blank, a rear blank, and this one to make both of the ends of the box. Thought I’d have enough for both the base, and the lid left over….

So much for that idea. Might make this the lid?

Or…maybe the base? Sellers used a solid wood base, since the drawer slides on it.
Will need to thin it down a bit….supposed to be 11/16” thick…mine?

Calipers says this is 0.998” thick….long way from just under 3/4”....
Well, that is a start….
Stay tuned..

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

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#1 posted 01-14-2020 09:47 PM

Those parts would be much happier going through my Powermatic 100 left a bit longer…

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#2 posted 01-15-2020 01:27 AM

Have 7 more planks upstairs, all are 4/4 Ash…

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

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#3 posted 01-16-2020 12:59 PM

All 7 can go through the Powermatic 100 if you wish…will get back to you on a time.

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