Cherry Box of squares #4: Glue-ups

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-14-2016 10:52 PM 1022 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dryfit came out decent enough….

Somehow missed that one side was a hair shorter than the opposite side. Will just have to deal with that. Got to the point I could spread some Elmer’s around…

Somewhere, in the midst of that forest of clamps is a box…...let it side for a day…..

Ok, today the clamps came off, wore me out just doing that…..Decided to clean things up a t bit..

Set the box in the vise. Any holes got a dribble of glue, and a pinch of bandsaw dust. Mooshed around a bit, then a palmsander to sand smooth. Then and old plane came along

Stanley #4, Type 13. Tried to follow the grain as best as I could, sometimes had to turn the box around..

Until I had cleaned up all four sides. Tossed the box onto the bench and clamped it in place..

As a couple corners needed trimmed down. I think I can set this aside for now. Time to work on a panel for the lid…

Yep, ugly, I trimmed it to rough length, hoping I got it square by cutting both ends. Width is fine. Got out the cambered jack plane for a bit of work,,

usually just straight across the grain. Got both faces leveled out. Then used that smoother again..

Going at a diagonal to the grain. Had a few problem spots…..100 grit beltsander took care of that.

Trying to decide which is it’s best side….to be the show side.

While running the planes around, I usually rub an old candle across the soles of the planes, makes thing a little easier to push the plane along…maybe a bit too easy. I pulled back a bit too far, and when the plane went forward again…plane missed the wood…three knuckles did not. DNA on the bench, again.

back was getting a bit stiff, left hand was sore. Knee was behaving, for now. Marked four pieces to make a frame to hold the raised panel.

And looked at all the plane work needed to make them smooth, and square…...”Breaktime!” Maybe AFTER Supper, I might wander back to the shop. Until then, stay tuned.

BTW: I raise a panel with just handplanes, ala Paul Sellers. Might be fun to watch….

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

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