Ute Box Lid gluing the components

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 09-05-2015 10:40 AM 1377 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The the three parts of the Ute Box Lid were ready for glue up so I used the titebond III for the job, set them back into the Jig and clamped them up.

It was a bit difficult trying to get everything in one shot so I took each end separately

I wanted to be sure they were all set on the jig so I looked underneath to check, all was OK.

And again

Later in the afternoon once the glue was set I took the lid out and set it aside

Shot No 2

Then in went the ends

And shot No 2

I actually ran out of timber so I had to Join some off cuts to make up the ends

Certainly an improvement on my first attempts at stave work back in Mar 2012 amazing how much we learn in a few years.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 09-05-2015 03:22 PM

Hey! That looks good. Excellent workmanship. Look like you could go into business making caskets!! LOL

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#2 posted 09-05-2015 04:22 PM

Robert, it looks like this project is still going strong. I like the ingenuity here. What’s next?

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 09-05-2015 05:26 PM

While looking at the pictures I also thought it looks an awful lot like a casket! Will be interesting to see the finished box.

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#4 posted 09-05-2015 07:19 PM

That is quite a LID!

Going to be a COOL box!!

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#5 posted 09-05-2015 09:29 PM

I like the wire spindle and ratchet straps as a jig for gluing up.

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

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#6 posted 09-06-2015 04:54 AM

Thanks for all the great comments men,

Looks like a Casket
Yes your are all correct it does look like a casket, and intentionally curved top done for a couple of reasons, 1. To keep rain water off and also 2. As a one up job on one of my mates, and 3. To Keep sticky beaks away, however it may attract more unwanted attention than originally intended.

The Clamping System
Now the clamping system needs to be recognised as Big Al Idea as he did a blog on it some time ago and I made a set directly from his knowledge.

Its a bit hard to see these days as the texta has faded a bit but I added his “patent” on the webbing, the text says,

BACS Big Al’s Clamping System

Thanks again to: Boxguy Big Al

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 09-17-2015 09:12 PM

Nice work Rob.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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