Wing Top Box # 2 assemble and clamping #1: WING TOP BOX ASSEMBLING AND CLAMPING

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Blog entry by kiefer posted 12-06-2014 02:29 PM 3579 reads 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not much got done the last couple of days but it’s coming along .
The first thing I would like to mention is that I did not use clamps to glue up the panels just rub joints and and let dry on the melamine board ,this saves a lot of time and the other thing is make sure that the saw is set to dead square when cutting the parts and double check everything for size and square !!!!!!!!

The plywood panels for the bottom.shelf and dividers are cut and shaped .
The corners are cut out on the shelf to fit around the corner post so they can be glued into the rabbet of the end panel and the dividers are rounded to fit into the dados .

The drawer slides getting glued in place .

Glue in all the dados and clean up the squeeze out .
Put all the plywood parts in place and install the opposite side .

Getting my box clamp ready ,here is the link to the box clamp and all I can say it works like a charm every time .
here is the post
and here is also a video with more info on the clamp.

and putting the two drawer fronts temporaly in the bottom of the box to keep the sides parralel during clamping .
Putting glue on the upper end panel and setting it in place .
Ready for clamping .

All clamped up and double check for square,diagonals and top to bottom with spacers and sliding square just to make sure .
I did a dry fit before to confirm that all the parts are the right size and I would not have any surprises when the glue started setting up .

The box clamp back into its tray ready for the next box .

The edge trim on the end of the bottom to finish the plywood edge .

The two boxes to this point .
Next time will be the drawers ,lids and and centre tray .
Thanks for looking in and I hope it’s not too boring .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 12-06-2014 02:39 PM

Not boring at all Klaus! Very nice and I love the look of the framed panels. I can’t remember seeing that in a box before. I see that your miter clamps are quite handy too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-06-2014 02:47 PM

Hi Mike
Yes I think this look will turn out well .
The reason for the panel look was the piece of tamarac that I used had so many small knots that there was no pieces large enough without knot so this was the solution .
This is the first time I used the clamp for a butt jointed box and it worked as well as for a miter joint box .

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 12-06-2014 06:35 PM

Very nice follow along and I, too, love that clamping system.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 10:47 PM

That is a cool looking way to install the dividers. Love those corner clamps!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-07-2014 01:19 AM

Oh yes. Luv those corner clamps you made.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 12-07-2014 05:50 AM

You have a way with mechanics. Your building process shows some great skills. The panels look super.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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