Blanket Chest Project #13: Day 15...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-18-2020 05:22 AM 275 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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3 hours, to do two tasks? Either I am getting slow in me old age, or the tasks needed the extra time…

First off…can’t do much with that lid IN the bench vise….with clamps sticking out everywhere…so., clamps came off, and put away, won’t be needing them anymore…I hope..
Plopped the lid down on the cleared off bench..

Still had some high spots, mainly on the underside….planed those off with the #3 smoother….did a test fit..

It did fit….was really liking how it sat, though…..went back and planed some more..both faces, trying to see which would be better as the “Show Face” of the lid…..

Second time around, seems the “Underside” sat better, and even looked better….except for those square corners

Used a little template to mark the front corners a bit…then the beltsander to “Ground Round”

The back 2 corners just get a slight rounding….and…since the router still had the cove bit on board..

Lid is done, for now…needs a piano hinge installed, and a Finish….and a place to sit while I do the next task…
Build a box….

A box that sits inside of the blanket chest…that when you open the main lid, you can use the box’s lid as a prop to hold the main lid open….Box does not have to be all that big….just a small place for treasured items….

First..need some box parts..

Wide panel is way too thick to be a lid, so…

Resaw down to 1/2” thick…will need planed flat, and cut to size…including a handle…next, need a cleat..

Sits 1/4” below the bottom of the end’s rail…because..

I notch a 1/4” plywood panel to serve as a bottom for the box. it will get glued to the cleat..later…

Need to mill one of these to the front rail…and the back rail, stopping before it hits the groove for the raised panels…fun part was milling the “tail” that will slide in there…that “guide” will be the front of the box. Test fit showed it was a tad too wide….planed it down…so the top edge sits flush with the top of the rails ( and NOT above them..)

There is also a notch cut into the center of the box’s front, for the lid’s handle..

That 1/2” thick blank for the lid….was too wide…edges too rough….rough we can fix…

bandsaw made the rip cut to get things to size, counting the handle…Stanley No. 5-1/2 took care of the “rough” Bandsaw then cut out the handle shape…

All it needs is sanded smooth, and some barrel down hinges ( so the other lid won’t hit the barrels)

Sweep the floor, call it a day..not too bad..for 3 hours?

Stay tuned…

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 11-18-2020 12:12 PM

Looks like a pretty good three-hour day to me, but then I’m sometimes pretty pokey…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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