Boxes from Red Cedar #4: From scraps to a tray

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-23-2020 03:38 PM 345 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As I guess the sides of this tray make it a box…sort of?

Sorted through the leftovers….managed to find three decent looking ones….none were bowed…just the T&G edges were not the best looking..or ..locking. Tablesaw to rip those off. Was trying for a 9” x 12” panel…

This was so much fun to do…..first blue clamp wanted to pop the 3 slats up into a curvy thingy….started to add the cauls, to keep things close to flat…...2 cauls vs a c clamp, while holding the panel to where I could install all three parts….and tighten said clamp…..with just 2 very busy hands…Both sets of cauls were soon in place..and then the rest of the blue clamps….let this sit for a long while….

Ends: had 3 more boards….2 would be for handles..the tird was split down the center..

And the edges jointed…both to remove saw marks, and to make them match each other…

Then square the ends to about the width of the panel. next?

handles. used the ends to lay out the lower ends…so they matched up…iece of 3/4” pipe fitting, to lay out the curves. 1” Forstner bit to drill one hole ( bit was dull, more burn than than driller) to start the cut out for the hand holes….

After the last tine, decided the scrollsaw will do the job better..
One done..

had to glue up a split….caused by the “drill” bit….

Both done…was down to waiting on the glue to cure a bit….

Stay tuned..

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