Red Oak Leftovers, desktop organizer #8: Lid installed

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 02-09-2022 02:56 AM 751 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Most of that prep work the other day, was to get ready to install the lid onto this little box..I think I am up to Episode #4 of the Masterclasses series…so, here we go…

I set the box onto the lid blank. trying to get the same overhang all the way round….length was a tad long…about a tablesaw blade and a half cut….Check the fit, again..

Mark a line all the way round, this is the line the rebate is to stop at. I had a rebate plane set up.

Was unable to free up the nicker/spur….used a sharp knife instead….and cut a rebate on each end…making sure it stopped at the lines. Depth and width depended on the hinge’s leaf. Once both ends were done, worked on the long grain sides…

Tried out 2 rebate planes…anyway, sides were done, then set the lid back on the box..

To see how the rebates lined up to the outside of the box….checked to see IF the lid rocked any. Then time for the round-overs, again….

Not quite as easy as the base’s round-overs….had to avoid the “fielded” area, wanted a nice, “Crisp” line there. Plane and sander….do both ends first, THEN do the sides..

Had to turn the lid to better plane with the grain…once all the rounding over was done, lay out for 2 hinges, the same two I flattened out yesterday…set in about 1-1/4” from the end of the lid…

And mark around the hinge. Then a few chisels and other tools…

The 1/2” chisel is sitting in the dog hole, because it kept trying to roll away…towards the floor…not going to happen, today. Soone had one hinge installed in the lid..

Had to come up with a different way to hold the lid, while I chopped and pared for hinge #2…

A block in back. A clamp was clamped into the bench vise, then it clamped the lid in place…and now both hinges are installed in the lid. Used these two, to lay out on the box…box needed an extra clamp to hold things still…double checked…almost installed the hinges on the front of the box….not good. switched things around, and installed the hinges on the back of the box…

According to the plan, this is how it is supposed to look with the lid opened…that rebate acts as a stop, to keep things from “flopping” all the way back … chain needed here. Close the lid, to see how it fits,,

No gaps, rebate lines up with the top edges of the box….That should do…..

Next task for the shop? Drawer parts.

Ripped a front, back and both sides to 2” width….length to be determined later….for now it is a bit rough. I also dug around to find a “decent” plywood panel for the drawer’s bottom. It will sit in a groove.

So, I have to go and watch Episode #5, and see how I can adapt to that. Paul has his way of making a drawer, and I have mine….will see how that comes out..

Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 02-09-2022 08:24 AM

I am watching, sometimes I just don’t say anything.

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