Tap & Die Box build #6: The making of a lid

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-25-2020 11:51 PM 423 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: A day at the drill press? Part 6 of Tap & Die Box build series Part 7: Lid and hardware installed.. »

Well, the clamps came off…

Handsome, ain’t they? Clean up of the box first…then I can start on the lid..

Top and bottom edges needed leveled..Millers Falls No. 15 took care of that…Then, smoothed the sides a bit

I tried the WoodRiver 62….was getting some tearout…so, used this Stanley No. 3….seemed to work much better..
Before I set the box aside, I set it down on the lid blank….mooshed it around until things lined up..traced around the box. set box out of the way…1” wide steel ruler off a 12” combo square to then layout out all around again..

Then carefully as I could….bandsaw things apart..

goal here was to miter the ends, needed a mitersaw..

Then use the #15 to joint the saw marks away..

Might as well flatten the lid’s top panel…

Both faces…marked the edges, so the cut off parts will line up…
Then an army of clamps showed up…and the bottle of glue…

Then decided to assemble, with glue…the racks..

Die holder wanted to fold up…added a caul at each end to stop such nonsense…

Let this sit over night…..

Stay tuned, next episode, I install the racks, and fit the lid to the box…fun.


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#1 posted 09-25-2020 11:58 PM

You have really gotten good at those joints. Very nice.

-- 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 09-26-2020 11:41 AM

Interesting thread there Bandit
A project we could die for!

-- Regards Rob

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