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2 boxes, from scraps of Ash

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Blog series by bandit571 updated 01-08-2020 02:02 AM 6 parts 2061 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Start up, box#1

01-03-2020 04:19 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well, had a pile of left-overs…needed to either use them up, or just burn them… A board that had..issues…bandsaw to remove the bad spots Which left these… Long, skinny one was then cut, again…to remove the split area, right in the middle. Decided to resaw the pile of scraps down to about 1/4” – 1/2” thick. Tablesaw can only reach so high….so, I ripped some of the wider boards done a bit… To where the saw blade could ...

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Part 2: Feeling Groovy

01-03-2020 04:49 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Well…the cutter needed for a 1/4” thick plywood floor is a #12. Was getting a bit dull. 30 degree bevel was remade, as it was a bit rounded over….then honed to 2500 grit, then stropped. Honing guide. 6mm chisel was also getting dull, so.. Same treatment….Next, needed a way to hold those parts still, long enough to mill a groove…. Backstop, and a pair of screws to hold the part against it ( this IS a WORK bench, not fine furniture) while I run the Sta...

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Part 3: Lid and hardware...

01-03-2020 05:18 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok…box itself came out nice enough.. Lid? Was a bit…rough. some areas were way thicker than others. Decided to resaw away some of the thicker stuff…again, saw can only reach so high….which left a bit of plane work to do… I have a jack plane, set up as a scrub plane…wide mouth, 8” radius cmaber to the edge of the cutter/iron. Going across the grain, until all the high spots were gone….then smooth things up with the #3 and the sander...

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Part 4: Box #2, a start

01-04-2020 03:14 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, when last we saw it, lid #2 was clamped up….as a glue-up.. So…needed some hand plane work. And the ends trimmed square. Used the lid to size the 4 sides of the box.. And, since none of the blanks for the sides were flat.. And… Stanley #3 to take care of that. Set things aside, for a moment…and dig out the toys to make dovetails with… And a couple chisels.. Laid out a base line, on one of the ends… Marking gauge set to the th...

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Part 5: Box #2, tails, grooves, clamps

01-05-2020 06:11 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, first a bit more on those dovetails… Once a set of pins is done, I use that set to lay out the matching tails… I stand the “pin board” up on the end of the board where it will go, making sure the pins are facing the right way. A sharp pencil then traces around each pin…and a base line is marked, as well. A square and a knife to finish marking the base line…then off to the bandsaw it goes. More cuts, the easier to chop out. Bandsaw is used b...

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Part 6: Hardware, and stain..and a PIP

01-08-2020 02:02 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Box came out of the clamps, needing a clean up..so.. Between the plane, and the sanders… And, the lid sized to fit the box…set out some hinges… And the rest of the parts… SMALL, TINY screws. Headless nail, to act as a pilot hole drill bit. Hinges installed, handles added.. Latch added. Then a coat of Gunstock stain…..and then wiped down… Corner pieces on the lid, were nailed in place…Box is too small to add dividers to̷...

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