A Project for June.. #15: More lid work, start on a collar

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-20-2022 12:57 PM 558 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Jointer Work, and a glue up... Part 15 of A Project for June.. series Part 16: Bored on a Monday night »

Have the panel in the clamps….need a collar to go around it. Raise panel needs grooves to hold it. Collar is also to hold the lid’s hinges, and a latch (s) of some sort…so..

Tablesaw: I need the box off of the top of the saw, and the saw brought out further into the shop…have that 4th plank to cut down a bit..
Too much bark showing, and it tapers from a 1×6 down to barely a 1×4…

Well, measured how much I need for 2 long sides…36-1/4” , plus a little extra for saw cuts.. What was left was wide enough for the 2 end pieces…had a better looking cut-off…

Which was cut to ~ 17” long…flipped the longer board over..

Looks like I can rip 2 pieces at 2” wide, strong…set up the rip fence…

2-1/8” between the saw blade (new one) and the fence…run both boards through a few times…good edge against the fence..

This is left over from the longer sides, the shorter ends had a 1×1 left over…

Questions now? Is 2” high too high for the lid?

And, since I will need to cover a groove from showing through at the corners..

What sort of joint to use? Parts were trying to bow a bit, after being milled, so.

Let these sit a day or two….while I figure Question #1…and decide on Question #2
Swept the floor..

And close up for the day…this was just 20 minutes IN the shop….

Thinking about half blind dovetails on the corners….
Stay tuned…maybe I’ll get this Project done, before July 1st?

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

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View Eric's profile


5738 posts in 1365 days

#1 posted 06-21-2022 10:50 AM

That is one fancy fence you use Bandit, but it looks like it gets the job done. Some good progress on the project.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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8617 posts in 3696 days

#2 posted 06-21-2022 01:04 PM

10 out of 10 for woodworking skills bandit

Now lets examine your sweeping skills,
Sadly only 2 of of 10
I have awarded 2 points as I can actually see you have at least recognised where sweeping is needed, as there are GP Boot prints in the sawdust.

Broom work
Lots of room for improvement there.
You need to get the broom closer to the sawdust, usually just when the bristles touch the floor is recommended.
No wicked witch work flying about pretending please!

BTW what on earth has happened to your saw table top? ... it looks like some kids snuck in and have sprayed graffiti all over it?

I am thinking 2” is looking good.

-- Regards Rob

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