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Aromatic Red Cedar Box, from scraps #3: Glue-ups..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 12-29-2021 07:06 PM 529 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Needs a bottom.. Part 3 of Aromatic Red Cedar Box, from scraps series Part 4: Hardware, re-do a lid, start on the tray »

Ok, since the last sessions…box was glued up…

Almost equal parts glue, cauls, clamps, and cussing ( clamps wanted to move a bit, when I tightened them up)

Cauls to spread the pressure a bit, just missing sitting on the fingers…the box’s, not mine….Long sides wanted to bow in a bit. Cut a spacer block to spread the sides out a bit…
Let this sit a day or two…before the clamps came back off..

And the spacer block removed….Sides were then planed and sanded smooth, gaps filled in,,,corners got a slight round-over…then the bottom needed to be flattened a bit…

Grain going 4 directions at once, made things a bit…tricky…then flip over, and level the rim…

All through this process, I kept checking with a square, so things came out square…Set this aside, for now…

Lid also came out of the clamps…glue lines needed planed flat, on both faces…final size was trimmed…then over to the bandsaw…

Cut 2 finger lifts (may get changed?), with a flat area for the latch to sit in…also dug out some matching hinges..

That will need a little work….couple holes entirely miss the area they need to be in…too close to the top edge of the box.

Next exciting episode? Hardware install, a few nails….and the first coat of poly….and..maybe start on a lift out tray?

Stay tuned…

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#1 posted 12-30-2021 06:22 AM

It’s turning out to be a great box. The hardware looks nice too. Aromatic red cedar has always been one of my favorite woods to work with. I look forward to the next episode!

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