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A Paul Sellers' Box build #2: Thinning the stock

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-15-2020 02:00 AM 345 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Start up...PLANS! Part 2 of A Paul Sellers' Box build series Part 3: Thinned stock, dovetails, or »

Well, let the Lid/Base sit a while…other parts can be worked on. One of the 2 longer parts will make the front of the box….bottom half is to be the drawer’s front, yet match the upper half. Then they also have to match the “height” of the back, and the ends.

First, the better looking edge on each board was jointed straight…at least enough to go along the fence of the tablesaw…Boards are just under 6” wide….I need them down to 3-1/2” wide….set the fence to just under 4”..

Rip the worst off of the non-jointed edge. reset to a hair strong of 3-1/2” ( to allow for any saw mark removals) run the back and the end boards through….reset the fence to 1-3/4” and run the “front” board through..twice…

Board for the two ends will be cut after the next few steps are done. Need to thin these down to 1/2”, according to the plan. Reset the fence again…

So there is 9/16” between the blade and the fence. raise the blade as high as it will go…

Hmmm, a hair short of 1/2 way? Ran the wider two boards through..twice..

Just a whisker down the middle to lean up. the extra 0.020” is to allow the #3 smooth plane to smooth these up. Lowered the blade a bit, to make it safer to run the 2 narrow boards through….set all aside…

There IS 4 boards sitting there, awaiting to be planed smooth. the leftovers/ cutoffs from the resaw?

A back and a couple sides for a drawer? There is something Sellers calls a divider….it forms the “floor” of the upper storage compartment…..Dug through my collection of scraps…

I can trim this 3/8” thick Poplar down a bit, set it into grooves in the ends and the back…and a rebate across the front.

Hurting from a Kidney Stone…was in the shop just over an hour, today….we’ll see about tomorrow…
Next up? Dovetails, and grooves..and see about a plain jayne base.

Stay tuned…

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