Cherry Box of squares #7: Hinges installed, and a PIP

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-24-2016 01:32 AM 1008 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, I worked a bit more on the lid, as it needed a strut installed to correct a bowed in side..

And worked to make the two halves LOOK like they belonged to each other. Planes, spokeshave, sanders. and gave things a coat of BLO to seal things up..

All that work dislodged the friction fitted strut, so I needed to glue it in a bit better..

And gave the underside of the lid a coat. Let that smelly BLO sit a day….

Decided to install the hinges, since things wer dry now…got out a few toys..

And it still wasn’t enough stuff, had to get an eggbeater drill down as well….

Plan was to set the edge of the hinges in a bit from the corners..

Using a small combo square. Then use a chisel to remove some wood for the hinges to sit in. Set the chisel, two whacks with a mallet, move a little bit repeat. I then set a hinge into the cleaned out “rebate”, and a pencil to mark where to drill the pilot holes..

Wax up the screws, and install ONE hinge. I needed the other hinge to mark the other three locations.

Something like this? About this time, the camera started having “issues” dust around the lens. Had to clean it, and recharge the camera’s battery. Continued on with the install, though. Those push drills? They were having a problem drilling into the Cherry. The Buck Rogers one wouldn’t hold that small a bit securely. Got a small drill down from the overhead rack, gave it a try…chuck wouldn’t tighten enough…..tried a second eggbeater drill..

I was able to secure that small bit, and drill most of the pilot holes. Found a jig to set the completed box on, so a coat of 50/50 mix of BLO and Varnish could be brushed on. So…how about a PIP?
Drum roll, if you please

Still too much glare for the top..

Front does need a latch, yet..

Rotate the jig 90 degrees to show one side..

Repeat to show the hinges..

One more rotate to show the other side. Letting this dry for a day…..while I try to cobble up a few holders.
Stay tuned…..

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#1 posted 11-24-2016 02:17 AM

You’re getting her done using quite an assortment of hand tools, you just happen to have on hand. You’re just about there.

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