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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-27-2021 11:59 PM 772 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Rebates Part 4 of Back to building boxes series Part 5: Box #1 need the lid.. »

Since I had that Stanley 45 all set up and ready to..might try to use it? Had issues with BP spikes,,,got those fixed so…..here we go.

Fairly simple jig (and the bench is used to such things) Block in the back to keep the part from sliding back too far, sits in the rebate. A screw at each end to lock the part in place. had to make sure I was using the “inside” face, with the “top” facing me…hanging just a tad over the edge of the bench…so as not to get in the way of the 45”s fence going by..all set?

Decided to do the 2 shorter “end” parts first…Have to stop now and then to clear out the “chips”...

And this is what it SHOULD look like…had a way to check IF it was deep enough (one wasn’t)...

Should fit all the way in…no gap….then do the other End part…it had an issue with depth too shallow at the start…fixed that…then reset the jig for the longer sides..

That “blue thing” in the background, is a pencil sharpener..comes in handy…floor was getting a crunchy feel to it…3rd groove done..test fit..

Then get the 4th groove done. Dry fit showed the panel was a hair too big…couple swipes with the WR #62, now it fits better. Got out the helpers for a glue up..

An “Acid” brush to moosh the glue around all the fingers, cup of water to stash the brush in…the Mallet? Take a guess….

Glue spread..trying to let the Pine panel float a bit (no glue) while also gluing in the plywood bottom panel into it’s rebates…I also marked on the outside of the box WHERE to saw once the glue had cured…to remove the lid from the box..plenty of clamps were used…

Let this sit a day, or 3….but, NOT on my bench….have other work to do. I took the time to use the Pine panel to roughly mark how long a part I will need…for Box #2’s lid…board was just a bit too narrow…had to add a bit..

The add-on was a bit longer..allowed me to find just the right grain match…excess was cut over on the Stanley #358 Mitre Box…checked for any gaps…

Not too hateful? No gaps, too. Bead of glue, and a few clamps..

And, because I like panels to be flat, 3 pairs of cauls to keep it that way, until the glue is cured….Bench vise was a big help, as a 3rd hand….

Next task? Dovetails will need to be milled..

Through dovetails, plus a rebate and a groove for each side….Plywood panel for the bottom.

Stay tuned…

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