Back to building boxes #6: Update on that lid

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-01-2021 02:04 PM 658 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that the clamps for the inserts are off…I can see about adding the hinges and a latch….

And..maybe plug a few corners in that lid….after a bunch of errands, Honey-do list items, and a trip to leg therapy…was finally able to sneak off to the shop for a while….until the battery in the camera decided to quit for the day…needed charged up….so, able 3:40 pm…grab the camera and the hinges off the desk….and off we go..

Packet of 4 hinges..should be enough for both boxes….laid out on the lid where the first two will go…mallet and chisel time..

Stand the chisel upright, 3 whacks, move a little bit, repeat….then the chisel can peel off the waste…and, while not needed in Pine..a pilot hole helps to start a screw in the right spot…

The other tool? Called a Ratchetool, three screwdriver tips, it has the smallest Phillips tip in the shop, at the moment.

Got the hinges installed on the lid first….easier to hold them and the lid to the box (rather than the other way around) to lay out where they will go on the box ( making sure it IS the correct side of the box…) Repeat the above on the box…and now the lid gets attached to the box…

Also wanted to see how well the plane will sit…there is a space to store the fence parts and depth stop parts, if and when I find them for this plane…Box No.2 will need the parts “bin”...lid was was then clamped into the vise, so I can first FIND a pair of latches that match, from the Hobby Lobby Spares Box…same two install tools, plus the pencil to mark where to drill..

and then see IF it will latch…

Yep! Now, about them square holes in the corners, where the 45 groove came on through..

Had a small strip of Ash scrap, had to plane it a bit to fit the size needed..cut4 little plugs. Glue and a mallet to install…sand flush ( tried a chisel, just popped the plug back out) That little divot? Pine Sawdust and glue to fill… sand that down when the rest of the box gets sanded. Sharp corners and edges were given a slight round-over…

Ready to set aside and wait on Box No. 2 to get this far….then add a finish to both at the same time…

Thinking about a label of some sort…Both planes were sold at Sears & Roebuck..Even though they were made by Sargent….The Craftsman logo on both irons has a curve to it…almost like..~ that…..Maybe do a Craftsman Label with a “No. 79” under it? We’ll see…

About this time, camera quit, said to go charge up the battery pack…I was going to try out that Bishop No. 10, but…figured 90 minutes IN the shop will have to do, for today…maybe next time, eh?

Stay tuned..

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

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