Keepsake Box with rounded sides #3: Matching pins

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-25-2022 02:13 PM 482 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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According to the Paul Sellers Plan. Lay the tails onto the end of one of the sides, and trace around each tail.

Also, decide which face will be the inside, and which edges will be either the Top, or the Bottom..and mark the side as such. Since this will be corner #1, I mark the parts that way… I won’t try to attach End #1 to Side #3…

Pins use a knife line that simply goes straight across, but the thickness of the tails.

Note the pins in the drawing. Saw leaving the lines ( or at least try to) as vertical as you can..

And stop right at the…select a decent chisel, and do a bit of chopping on the outside face first

Just enough to stop any blow-outs, when you flip this over and chop from the inside face. Then, stand the piece up in the bench vise, pare inbetween the pins. You will also pare the middle 2 pins back a bit, try to leave the lines that angle across the edge of those pins…as they need to fit ( a little better than Corner #1 did)

Dry fit, only….then repeat for #2…

Not sure what happened with #3….

Then #4 allowed the box to be dry fitted up

Yep, that is corner #1 showing off..has a few nibs to clear out, for a better fit. The box came out square, though.

Cutting list calls for 2 panels at 5/8” for the lid, and one for the bottom…Scrap bin produced ONE at 7/8” thickness…was enough to make the top panel..after I resawed it down a bit…got close to the 5/8”, inside (sawn face) is a bit rough, yet…bandsaw trouble)...Trimmed to about the right size..

As for a panel for the bottom of the box….I cut a 1/2” thick panel..

That I’ll just adapt to fit…

So, maybe later today ( after Lunch?) we have some grooves to plough….

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 01-25-2022 02:16 PM

Looking good, even with the challenges brought on by the curvy sides.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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