Aromatic Red Cedar Box, from scraps

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Blog series by bandit571 updated 01-07-2022 11:16 PM 5 parts 2815 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Start up

12-24-2021 12:40 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

While cleaning out the shop….been a while…found a small stash of Aromatic Red Cedar… Thought maybe I could build a small box out of this mess… Had to scale this back a bit…long sides went down to 8-1/2” long…which the 6” long ends didn’t quite match up, so.. Went with about a 4” length..more or less. The Cross cut saw of choice? Stanley No. 358 Mitre Box. Gives me a perfect 90 degree cut, everytime. Corner joints&#...

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Part 2: Needs a bottom..

12-24-2021 04:18 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok…a box does need a bottom of some sort…so…in the course of the shop clean-up I also found a thin stick of Poplar..about the same size as the Cedar planks…..rough cut a couple blanks for length… While the length will do, for now…these are not quite wide enough…I needed two blanks…but then it will be too wide…there was a fairly decent straight edge to these…laid both on top of the assembled box, matched up for best grain…mar...

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Part 3: Glue-ups..

12-29-2021 07:06 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, since the last sessions…box was glued up… Almost equal parts glue, cauls, clamps, and cussing ( clamps wanted to move a bit, when I tightened them up) Cauls to spread the pressure a bit, just missing sitting on the fingers…the box’s, not mine….Long sides wanted to bow in a bit. Cut a spacer block to spread the sides out a bit…Let this sit a day or two…before the clamps came back off.. And the spacer block removed….Sides were then ...

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Part 4: Hardware, re-do a lid, start on the tray

01-02-2022 05:18 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Spread out over a couple days…to get the hardware installed, that had nails….I don’t like nailing this stuff, as it will split IF you look at it wrong…we have ways.. Spares box…that HUGE screw? Happens to be a #6 drywall screw, 1-5/8” long. Screws are laying there. Figured I could drill pilot holes for those. The little screws did not fit through the brass openings….so, a second drill was needed… Goodell Pratt Co. No.329 for the pi...

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Part 5: getting the tray..done

01-07-2022 11:16 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Was not the easiest thing….thought I could hand saw the fingers….saw wasn’t fine enough…moved over to the bandsaw… Had just started on the other end of this side piece…..BANG! Blade in the bandsaw broke…grrrr. Had a scroll saw around the shop, somewhere….hmm… Used the first set of fingers as a pattern.. Hmm, might just work…got the other 3 corners done.. Tested the fit to the base/bottom ….next, a handle Scrol...

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