Another simple little box? #3: Lid work

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-04-2016 09:06 PM 1082 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, sanded down some of the fingers that were sticking up..

After which, I ran a small combo square and a pencil around

Trying to land somewhere besides right on a pin. Plane was to saw the lid part from the box’s bottom. Handsaw would be a bit too rough on things, and get into a bind. Bandsaw? A bit hard to do, and see where I was cutting. Yard sale item might just work…

I cut one end first, to get the hang of using this heavy saw. Then cut the long sides. I kept the box in the vise, to help out. I then cut the last end….just a hair of a bind at the end…..and wound up with this.

In the last blog, I had made an insert for the lid. Time to install that in place, and nail it off..

Nails yes, glue no. Clamped the two pieces back into the vise, had some small hinges to install

Small? Well, I used a small nail to make pilot holes. Try using thing screws..BEFORE taking the BP Meds..

I also finished the sanding. A sanding filler for around all them fingers was just glue, then bandsaw sawdust

Leveled all the fingers that were a tad too long. Decided to load the box up, to see how things fit..

Well, the 78 and all it’s parts a re snug, the @39 as well. Stuck the Ohio toolworks plane into it’s new home…

Everything seems to fit. Keepers even clear the planes in the bottom.

Closed the lid..

And added a the first coat of the Brew Finish

May need to craft a label for this one. I still need to find a latch, of some sort, and a final finish. Wood working part of this project is about done….thanks for looking in..

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

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#1 posted 05-05-2016 05:08 PM

The gap at the corner has been fixed. Used a block plane to lower the higher corner at the other end.

Printer and I aren’t on speaking terms…..may just get some brass sheet stock, and cobble a label from that. Have a Dremel, and some engraving bits. Maybe get some small brass tacks/nails later to attach it.

Found a decent enough brush this morning, might go ahead, and add a coat of Poly Gloss. Not sure about what the bottom will get…....yet. Maybe some fancy brass corner guards?

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

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#2 posted 05-05-2016 05:21 PM

That’s a great tool box, Bandit.
A place for everything and everything in it’s place.
The dungeon will be so neat, you won’t be able to find anything.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 05-05-2016 05:34 PM

Maybe work on a rocker< next? Or….a till for a couple dozen handsaws?

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

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