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A box project, for December #4: too long in the shop

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-04-2020 06:07 AM 462 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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And…I don’t get paid for overtime….usually I work from 2 to 3 hours max….today? 5 hours!

Ok, clamps were slowly removed…

No creaks, no cracks were heard…except when a mallet was used to dislodge one stuck caul..clamps also came off the lid blank…later….

So, for the first hour, or so…I worked on cleaning things up…

Where the fingers stood a bit too proud…sander took them down until smooth…safer than using a plane…checked things for square…

had a high spot to level down….

Ends done….how about the sides?

Ok…I can run a plane along, until that is flat….then the top and bottom edges were leveled..

Outside of the box was just about done…

Added two item to the inside…

padded the bottom, and added tray supports…and set this aside….somewhere.

Started up the Cordless Mitersaw…

Had a few parts needing a trim..

Some more than others…

And, each was checked for fit..

trying for a decent grain match, too. Jointed the edges so things all were the same width…thickness? Was another matter….

Either too fat, some fat in an edge or an end, or both…got them all close to each other…

This will be a frame to hold a panel…

To make a lid….First, need some fingers made…

To where a dry fit could take place…

Which left that panel…..was far from flat, was too wide, and needed a trim for length…

Well, I could make use of these…

Tablesaw to reduce the width a bit, square one edge, then cut the panel for length…

Tasks next was to mill a rebate around the edge of the panel…and mill a groove to house the rebate..

End grain first….and since the Wards 78 still had it’s spur lowered….

seemed to go nicely enough. next, long grain…means the spur will have to be retracted…

And run things again…

Have to watch…as if the 78 should lean even a little bit, it will try to walk away from the back corner…used the router plane to clean the corners…..the the 45 to make a groove…

Seemed to work well enough. Last piece to be grooved, grain on one end, and the head of the screw to hold that end still…did not play well, together….corner snapped off..otherwise?

Hmmm…rebates weren’t quite lining up just right…..78 to remove a bit more….part that fit into the groove was now too wide…jack plane to joint the edge down a bit….

I had thought about doing a glue up of the lid…...old bottle of glue was empty, new bottle was still upstairs…hmmmm….decided to just sweep up, and close up shop…always tomorrow, eh…

Stay tuned..i just might get a little work done…sometime…

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



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