Poplar Box, dovetail version

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Blog series by bandit571 updated 10-05-2019 04:33 PM 4 parts 2379 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Not quite a repeat

10-02-2019 06:20 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, last Poplar Box was with finger/box joints at the corners. Taking almost the same sized Poplar boards, but using handcut, through Dovetails for the corners..first, cut a few pieces on the mitersaw.. Thought I could cut them all at once, and get even sized parts…2 for the ends, 2 for the sides… One of the sides, even after 3 double-checks, came out a bit too long….we have ways. Then the hand plane routine, again…edges that didn’t quite match up, from t...

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Part 2: Feeling groovy, and doing the Stanley 45 dance

10-03-2019 04:38 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

OK, pills taken, bathroom break done…wander back to the shop…taken the assembled box apart. reach for the Stanley 45….only to discover it is still set up from the last box….so, in order to do grooves for the plywood top and bottom panels to sit in….some changes were in order… Those long rods would just be in the way, and, that cam rest would not fit….set the cam rest aside, change back to the short rods. Re-assemble the plane…. Took mayb...

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Part 3: Flipping a lid

10-04-2019 02:43 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Box came out of the clamps….looking in need of a clean up.. Sanders and plane….then lay out where the groove will be… Somewhere about there, I think…just barely over the inside groove, towards the bottom of the box. Reset the 45 While I was set the fence…decided to clean that up a bit. Fence has a “Fine Adjust” feature, that was filling up with crud. Opened the fence all the way, clean things out, lock it back in place. Then reset the en...

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Part 4: Stain, tray, shellac.....

10-05-2019 04:33 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Lets see….stained the box, using the same stain as the last box. Gunstock by Minwax… Then decided a tray would be nice…cut a chunk of Poplar to about the correct length.. Yeah, yeah…finger prints and a price sticker…good thing this board is too thick, at 1/2”, wanted to get as close to 1/4 ” as i could…set a couple stops below that 1/4”... Instead of resawing, a plane would be used….tried the fancy #62, first.. It woul...

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