Cabinetmaker's Toolchest #5: Building the lid part 1

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Blog entry by dannorocks posted 03-03-2016 05:11 AM 1252 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was thinking of making a raised panel for the lid. But I haven’t used my old Stanley 48 I picked up at an estate sale yet and I wanted to put the bucktooth tongue and groove plane back to work. So I glued up and planed the panel and planed it down.

Planing down the panel with the old No. 6.

Smoothing done.

Ole’ Bucktooth is back at it again, making the tongue. The previous owner spray painted it and I did the best I could to remove some so it didn’t mark up my fresh material.

Now ole’ bucktooth has a special fence that spins on a pivot point on the middle thats permanently attached to the plane. Turn the fence 180 degrees and now your set up to cut the groove.

Test fit.

Half lapped the ‘stile and rails’, they came out ok, but I’m going to build a lip around the lid as well.

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 10:15 AM

Coming along fine. Great to see!
Interesting grooving plane. Newer seen that design before. In my part of the world they either are wooden or a large, green cast iron machine..
Think that you write well and informative. Looking forward to follow this blog and the build.

Thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 10:52 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I like to put less words, but just enough in there. Cut out the fluff.

The plane was a shear luck find. I went to an estate sale and had no clue what that thing was and figured out how to use it this week. The cutters were installed backwards from when I purchased it. I sharpened them and put them in the right way and it works just fine.

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