Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #6: build #5

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 07-20-2018 12:46 AM 1156 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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And the box is looking good. The top has beveled edges and we tried the block plane but the end grain went better with the belt sander. we did a little then checked progress. On the bottom we had drawn the box outline and allowed for an extra almost 3/16 projection. and I had him sand the extra to the line for the projection. Hardwood made this slow but that helped with not removing too much and checking the progress. We also did a practice piece. I keep telling him that I have watched many other woodworkers and learned many hints…not really a lie but it helps his practice, like I know something. In cutting the lid 1 inch off that worked, but I handed him the frame and he drops it. Now I wasn’t upset it was in pieces. all it made me check was how to get it to fit the flat lid. So we proceeded, more checking and glue with gorilla glue. Patience was good today and the best tool was the dust collector hose for some reason he was on a roll and vacuumed the Shopsmith and the floor and the workbench. I guess I could use the help. More later.

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#1 posted 07-20-2018 05:07 AM

Great up date, and sounds like he’s trying to show his appreciation by cleaning up the shop.
I too am fascinated with sucking up dust. LOL

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#2 posted 07-21-2018 03:33 AM

You just keep enjoying your time with those boys! Your making memories they will cherish!

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