A box for chisels #7: Rounding the corners, and a PIP

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-16-2020 12:59 AM 332 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got to looking at those sharp, square edges along the lid’s top….decided to at least round them over a bit….

Since the Stanley 45 couldn’t do the job, I figured a block plane could at least round over the outside edges…I only have one gouge in the entire shop. Block plane, I simply make a bunch of passes along the outside edge, tipping the plane to the outside a little with each pass..

It would also work on the inside..until the plane hit the ends….That is the job of that gouge…same as the plane, make a few passes, tipping the gouge a bit more as I went….

had to watch the grain direction as I went….the other chisel?

To clean out into the corners….

Where the gouge was having issues….Then, after getting everything close to round over….a bit of sanding to smooth things out….all the while, the chisels inside the box were rattling around…time to pad the lid a bit..

Used a couple thin strips, to get even with the edge of the lid…aligned with the bolsters of the chisels….glued the strips together, and to the lid….cut a bot of padding to size…and glue that in….was worried that the padding may come loose later….so two strips were cut to size, and glued into place at the ends…emptied the box of loose chisels, and then stained the entire insides…except where the padding was….

Once it was wiped down inside, I could replace the chisels back into the box….didn’t want to dribble stain on the chisels…

Then, closed the lid, and stained the outside…


Ends..(getting around the handles was tricky…)

Front..had already stained the bottom of the box..

So the top was done too….then wipe it all down…and it seemed to tone down the bright red colour..

To something like this.

Intend to let things dry a day…then apply a top coat of clear gloss varnish..and let that dry a while, before I rub things down….then see how it looks….

About time to post as a project….thanks for looking in….

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

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#1 posted 10-16-2020 01:23 AM

Another fine box. You certainly have a knack for them.

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#2 posted 10-16-2020 01:43 AM

Lots of practice….

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