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July, Frame & Panel Box Project #6: Clamps removed, panel cleaned up, slips installed

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-11-2021 02:15 PM 672 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: 2nd End glued up... Part 6 of July, Frame & Panel Box Project series Part 7: Bottom installed, lid into the clamps »

Was a wee bit busy, yesterday…Filled up with some “cheap” gas ( $2.92/gal.!) then walked through a Community Garage Sale event….didn’t buy a thing…came back home for Lunch…...then head for the shop..for a couple hours (2)

First off, clamps needed to be removed…slowly. listening for any creaks, groans, and cracking sounds, NOT coming from me…had to flip the box over, to get to the last few clamps…

Then back up onto it’s own 4 feet…

Sitting flat, no rocking going on? Move this aside for a bit…need to rip some strips

These will get glued around the bottom edge of the box, to support the box’s plywood bottom panel, called “slips”

They are mitered at the corners, and then glued into place…

Miter cut one end, measure for length needed, and miter again…and the piece is already mitered for the next Slip..

Test for fit…if it does, glue and clamps…

And continue on around the box…got a might crowded..

So did the saw it was sitting on…

Let this mess sit a while….I can just use that mitre box, instead of the saw…

More clamps to remove…

And, I think that the caul can come off, too. This is going to take a bit of work, to get it flat…one face was pretty close to flat, so I started there..
2 screws into the bench to act as “Stops”, set below the top of the panel….a 3rd screw was then driven in at an angle, to shove the panel into the 2 stops….Didn’t feel like chasing the panel across the bench with a plane,,

Much easier, this way. ( see the tightener screw?) Surface checked for flat….got to about 99% flat…time to flip the panel over, check the direction of the grain….secure to the bench…and beltsand most of the high spots down,,,then finish up with the smoother…

( and, you can see one of the 2 stops)
Was a busy day..

So far…this is from just planing the panel….”Clean up! Aisle #1 !”

looks a little better? Checked the panel for size…

Hmm, width is close…length wasn’t….one end needed squared up, the other gets a trim..

Both done at the Mitre Box Saw…cut for square 1st, cut for length after…

That should do for now? With the tablesaw out….have to do something different about milling grooves…
Since the stanley #45, Type 4 is for dado work, had to get out the Stanley #45, type 20 for ploughing a groove…

But, how to hold a 3/4” x 3/4” stick to where the fence on the plane can work, and I’m not chasing the stick across the shop?

Again, 3 screws..just a little different than the last set up….one in front as the STOP, one on the side, to keep the stick aligned with the edge of the bench…and…

The “Pusher” to secure the stick in place. mallet to adjust the plane until it is centered on the stick….fence was a bit sticky on it’s rods….Depth is 5/16” deep, with a 1/4” cutter ( was a hair to deep on the cutter’s settings)
Old, plain candle rubbed into the groove about halfway down in depth…plane slides better..time to test for fit

It didn’t…panel still too fat….rather than skinny the entire panel, or try a wider cutter..a simple bevel would work…

Intend to keep a single bevel, and have it on the inside. Topside will look like a flat panel..

have both the stiles with their grooves milled, and their bevels…..same will happen with the two rails…except they will also get a tenon on their ends….

2 hours of shoptime? Time to call it a day…

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 07-11-2021 03:34 PM

Hmm. You use screws into the bench where I use a sticking board…

Which I screw into the benchtop. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 07-11-2021 05:40 PM

i cut out the Middleman?

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 07-11-2021 09:46 PM

Yeah, you do. But my sticking board always gets screwed into the same holes, so maybe that’s a benefit?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 07-11-2021 10:00 PM

Used to use them….they never seemed to last very long….or were the wrong thickness…or, the parts would just hop up over the dang thing….

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

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