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Boxes from Red Cedar #12: Dividers, and some work on the lids

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-04-2021 08:58 PM 266 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Slips and a floor Part 12 of Boxes from Red Cedar series Part 13: Glue joints cleaned up, lids fitted, hardware installed »

OK, clamps are removed…for a little bit…There will be gussets added to the “break-away” spots…just a triangle of 1/4” plywood…

That Cedar scrap will come in handy in a moment …

As it is the same thickness as the lids….lids can fit down flush with the “gable” ends…One was notched..the other was not. Instead I notched that end of the top bar….leaves more gusset to hold the breaky spot.
test fit…

Not too bad, but…I did not drive the bar all the way down…..as I needed it out of the way…

Dividers: had a stack of Ash slats…needed to joint them all to the same width..

Most were also tapered in length, and across their width…we have ways..

There is a screwhead sticking up maybe 1/8”...used that as a plane stop….slats are 1/4” thick…Chose the best looking of the slats, and cut it for length…a test fit…or two…

Top bar is getting in the way….Ok, 3 more slats were cut for length…

Going with 8 compartments, this time….Tablesaw to nibble some slots…

Then lay out 3 slots in the center bar….and try a dry fit….took a few to get the fit just right…

Then another dry fit inside the box…to see how much of a PITA this is going to be…

About ready to spread some glue around?

Set the short cross bars in first then the center bars….both of them….drive the top bar down home…then the matter of cauls and clamps….

Cauls to press the divider down onto the floor better….there are long cauls under the box, so the clamps push against the sides of the box, and not just the floor….Clamps were also set onto the top bar….

Lids…needed planed smooth and flat….glue lines needed planed out…

One face was rough sawn, anyway…might as well smooth that out, too…

jack plane (no camber) to get things close…

Then the No. 3 smoothed things out….Cedar was actually shiny, when done..

Lids need bevels where they meet either the side of the box, or the top bar…Have done a couple with the block plane…

last one I tried out a little bit bigger plane…

seemed to do a better job…

Right now? Waiting on the glue to cure…and Tuesday to show up ( that “Monday” thing)...remove the clamps, and start fitting the lids…..and see about getting them hinged and latched…....not sure about what/where the handle(s) will be….

Stay tuned….

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