A box project, for December #3: 2 more corners, a bottom, and a glue-up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-02-2020 11:15 PM 328 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Finger joints, and a glue up... Part 3 of A box project, for December series Part 4: too long in the shop »

More of the same….layout…saw the lines, chop out the waste

Then, use these to lay out the matching fingers..

Then, saw leaving the lines, chop out the waste…try a dry fit…

And, IF you need a mallet to join the 2 halves….should be tight enough…then, repeat for the last corner..

Next? Need a jig set up…

Dig out the Stanley#45…

Need to reset the depth stop…

To 3/16” deep. Cutter is a #12 (1/4” wide)....time to get groovy…

Helps IF you are going with the grain….then you get,,

Noodles. Might be a tad crunchie, though.. run all 4 sides through. Then, layout and cut a plywood bottom..

And hope it fits…..seems to be about the right size.

Next, knock this all apart…spread some glue around…add some cauls and an army of clamps..

And let this sit a day…tomorrow, I can work on a lid, of some sort…
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 12-02-2020 11:30 PM

Get twice as groovy and put the lid in the top groove, then saw off the top of the box? Raised panel, maybe?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 12-02-2020 11:33 PM

Wait and see…

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

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