A box for chisels

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Blog series by bandit571 updated 10-16-2020 12:59 AM 7 parts 3546 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: they need a home

10-11-2020 04:25 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Had a bunch of “second-line” chisels.. While not “Premium” by any means, they deserve something a little better than just rolling around in a drawer, somewhere. Since there was still some Poplar left over from the last projects… Thought I could cobble a box with these….bench had been cleaned off….99% of the tools I would need were put away…..and the doors closed up… Time to go..”shopping”....Opened those doors back u...

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Part 2: Dovetail work...

10-12-2020 01:23 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, the main reason I am building a box for these, is this.. As this is NOT a way to treat chisels….so…may be building a few more? Dovetails: I do mine as Pins first…YMMV…but it just seems I have better luck doing the pins first….so First from that pile of tools, is a marking gauge… From the pin to the fence is the same as the thickness of the piece I am trying to use….usually the Ends of the box, as the pins will be in the sides of the ...

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Part 3: Feeling groovy

10-13-2020 01:20 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Well, in order to make the grooves, I need to dig the plane out… Of course there is another box on top…set that aside.. Where it will be out of the way..and then set the other box on my bench.. Stanley No. 45….open the box.. Some assembly required….start taking out parts to build the plane.. Parts is parts…until.. Well..just close the lid, and put the box back…Plane is ready to go.. Plane is, need a jig to hold the sides of the box stea...

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Part 4: The Plywood Adventure....and a glue up

10-13-2020 04:51 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Floor had been swept.. Much nicer on the feet. Used the dry fitted box.. To help measure what size panels I needed….and then marked out for the cuts.. Not the handiest thing to move around…the Framer’s Square did help laying out, and marking lines, for me to try and follow on the bandsaw ( tablesaw? nah, it is too busy as a storage spot), while trying to follow/leave the lines.. I soon had 2 panels cut out….edges were a bit wavy…junior jack ...

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Part 5: Flipping a lid

10-14-2020 04:15 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok….box came out of the clamps looking a bit rough around the edges, on a Monday ( so did I, for that matter) Sander and a #4 handplane to smooth things out. Square pegs were cut and glued into the square holes…had to go back and look at a see where the marks were…so I can saw the lid off…found it! Then looked for that spot on the box, hoping I didn’t plane it off…then got out a few toys..Marking gauge set to the distance between the top o...

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Part 6: Tuesday's rest day?

10-15-2020 12:30 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Not exactly…..Finally, was just going to look at the hardware box….to see what hinges, latches, and handles were left…..Not much….some more fiddling with how the lid and box fit together….had the box assembled, and clamped in the vise…was using the #4 to smooth out a couple bumps on the back of the box…. Then, this happened.. had to cut the head off of a small, skinny nail, and chuck it into my cordless drill…pilot holes…dug out the ...

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Part 7: Rounding the corners, and a PIP

10-16-2020 12:59 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Got to looking at those sharp, square edges along the lid’s top….decided to at least round them over a bit…. Since the Stanley 45 couldn’t do the job, I figured a block plane could at least round over the outside edges…I only have one gouge in the entire shop. Block plane, I simply make a bunch of passes along the outside edge, tipping the plane to the outside a little with each pass.. It would also work on the inside..until the plane hit the ends…....

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