Back to building boxes #5: Box #1 need the lid..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-29-2021 04:24 PM 742 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First off, I need to remove a small forest of clamps, and..get my bench vise back…we have work to do..

To free up the vise, the clamps on the pine panel needed to leave, which left this on my bench to deal with..

A few issues…we have ways…a planing stop was made…simply drive a screw down until maybe a 1/4” is left above the top of the bench…and grab a plane.
And worked my way across both faces…mainly worried about the glue lines, that divot may just wind up as the inside of the lid…set this thing out of the way, remove the “stop” and then all the clamps on the box….all the fingers that are/were sticking up so proudly?

Have been sanded flush, then the entire side gets a few swipes with the hand plane. Worked my way around all 4 sides…and then check the plywood bottom ( needed sanded flush, NOT planed) and the Pine Panel?

Around the “rim” of the panel, the sides stood a bit proud, wanted all to be level…we have ways..

Just a fancy Jack plane….actually works nice as a small Jointer…not very well as a smoother, though..I wanted the box to be squared up enough for the next operation…

Zero Clearance Overlay (red is paint, to shew where the blade is) as the throat plate dips down a bit, hard part will be guiding the box along the fence, while keeping it perfectly vertical…Red arrow points to a cut line that I barely want to nick…Ran the box through all 4 sides…trying to keep any waddling to a minimum …then bring the box to the bench when done..

Some issues at the corners, open the lid and see what happened…

Start and stops at the corners….the short ends I can use the smooth plane to level them out…the longer sides will need the Jack plane, keeping the heel on the now leveled ends..same goes for the lid…

And kept checking the fit as I went….

Corner on the right is still a hair too high…while doing all this checking and fitting….

I thought it would be nice to see how the plane will fit into it’s new home….hmmm, needs a “keeper”

Bandsaw will make a notch..then clamps and glue to install..

Had 2 to install, the second was to fit under the planes handle, and keep it from sliding back and forth..
Set this aside, as I can’t install the hinges and latch until after those clamps come off.. means the bench was cleared off, again?

The usual suspects were rounded up. Lay out toys for through dovetails..

laid out pins first…and then got the saw down…a “Special saw” this time..

Can even set the depth of cut…choice of fine or coarse teeth, too..

A No. 10 saw, made by Geo. H. Bishop Co.

Toes were getting almost too crampy to walk,,decided that was enough for this evening…

Stay tuned…

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