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A Project for June.. #16: Bored on a Monday night

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 06-21-2022 03:05 PM 526 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: More lid work, start on a collar Part 16 of A Project for June.. series Part 17: Tails and some grooves »

Normally, the shop is closed on Mondays….less chance of Murphy fouling things up…as he likes Mondays. Got bored with sitting around in me “Sunday go to meeting” clothes and shoes….changed back into “Work Clothes”, and went to the shop, late last night…..Removed the bigger clamps from the glued up panel, but left the cauls on the ends….lighter to move the panel, that way (didn’t hear any creaks, nor cracks FROM the board..)

Decided that a 2” thick lid would look too clunky….decided to thin the collar a bit. Moved the box off of the tablesaw, and over out of the way….set up the rip fence, again..

This time to 1-3/8” width…run all 4 collar parts through….trying to also remove bad edges, and a bit of a bow…

Looks a bit better….make it easier to lift the lid, too? Checked these 2 long collar sides for length…not with the panel, but with the top of the box….trimmed and squared to exact length.
Done with the tablesaw, for now…..set it way out of the way. moved a mitrebox onto it’s top, for now…not to use, it was sitting on top of something else I needed to use…

Fence was brought over from the tablesaw….it still has the Start and STOP lines from the last times…same clamps get used, too…

1/2” Dovetail bit, BTW. Came in an Orange plastic box….goal right now, is to mill sockets for half blind dovetails,,,1st cut..

Then turn the board end for end, and repeat….then the other long collar side…then move the fence away from the bit…laid out by MK II Eyeball…2nd cuts…

Set these aside, for now..

Yes, a clamp to control any bowing, again…Set the Router table back where it came from…mitrebox back on top of it. Moved the tablesaw back to where it belongs….set the box and panel on top of the tablesaw..

Set a combo square….measured in from the corners to find out how long the short ends need to be…allowing for the tails…then laid an end up there..

Hmmm, need THAT much trimmed off? Can’t use the tablesaw, it’s busy..and I don’t trust the bandsaw to cut a square line….so..

This was set at 45 degrees, now reset to 90 degrees, and checked with a square…..then clamp a part..

So the part won’t “slip & slide” while the saw goes to work…..when I rehabbed this mitrebox, I also rehabbed it’s saw’s handle, and cleaned and sharpened the blade…..18 strokes to cut 3/4” thick stock, times 2…

Then put the mitre box away. yes, the floor did indeed get swept. Shop fan was in use, too

Will need it today, set on HIGH. Goal for today? Cut the tails to match the sockets, and dry fit the collar together….mark which corners go where….and then see about a groove to house the panel….that SHOULD be enough for one day’s work…...still have to trim the panel to size, and “Raise” it….might get to a glued up lid by the weekend?

Stay tuned..

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