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Lumber Run...had a 1 x 6 x 6'5" plank to make a Project from. Paul Sellers' Masterclasses provided a downloadable set of plans ( to go with a video series of How-to build it)

Lid will be sawn off after the box has been glued up. There is also a plan on how to join the curved corners..

But, first..I needed to clear off the bench, haul a board that is taller than me down to the shop, while not hitting me head or banging the plank around...4th step from the bottom, I have to duck a bit...floor joist will hit me shoulder...

Then go over the cutting list...and see what all I need to cut that plank down to...2 ends, 2 sides (plus a spare) a blank for the top and the bottom panels. Then Crosscut, rip and resaw....as 3/4" thick plank was a bit too thick..

There is also a finger lift to carve. both the lid and bottom panels sit in grooves, so that they look like they are floating. I haven't decided on those applied feet, just yet.

Spent about 90 minutes IN the shop, today...film at 2300 hrs...having a Tonic & Gin...both to cool the body down, and keep the leg cramps under control....

Stay tuned..

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Is this the same (take two) as the box you made before? (different woods)
 

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Different wood...hopefully a little better fit and finish, than the first one in Ash....
 

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Different wood...hopefully a little better fit and finish, than the first one in Ash....
I m looking forward to seeing your results. :)
 

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Plank hauled to the shop, today..1 x 6 x 6'5"..

Cutting list said I needed a few at 12" long, and a couple at 6" long....was a bit too long of a board to saw at the tablesaw, ..so..

Clamp the board across the bench..mark a cut line with a square..

And get the Old Disston down off the tool cabinet's door..

Near as I can figure, this is a Disston D-100, with the "100" inside of the "D"...seems to work nicely enough..

8ppi tend to be a bit rough on the edges...got down to this thing..

Seems the plank had a case of split ends? Only needed a chunk out of this one...1 x 4" x 6" to make the second box end.

one board for each of the long sides, one for the lid, one for the bottom panel, one for a "spare", and the other end of the box...all at 3/4" thick....the four sides of the box needed to be 9/16" thick...the top and bottom panels needed to be 5/8" thick....have no thickness planer machine in my shop. And, I am not about to hand plane THAT much off 6 boards..which means I will be re-sawing....stay tuned..
 

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Ok...to thin a board down...

Need to cut a kerf all the way around each board...

Best face against the fence...and run the boards through..

Once all are done..and sitting over on the bench...

I can get this old rip saw down from the tool cabinet. Disston D8, 28" long, 5-1/2ppi. then stand a board up in the vise..

Saw most of the way down, following that kerf..

Then rotate the board, and saw from the other end...have to be careful..as there isn't any way to tell where the over cut stopped...

And you run the risk of hitting the top of the bench..oops. Goal today was to get the 4 sides of the box resawn...

And then tomorrow, plane these smooth and flat...they kind of need it..

As there is a difference between the kerf of the tablesaw and the kerf of the rip saw...will also try to resaw the other 3 boards...

But the main goal is to get the sides ready for dovetails...the top and bottom panels need a fancy groove and tongue joint milled..so they can fit into a groove in the sides of the box.....so the panels will float...

I may have to go back to Paul Sellers' site, and review the videos he made while building this box....

Stay tuned...:cool:
 

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Steve,

Do you chisel the waste like Paul does in the video series, or do you prefer to cope it out?

Thanks,

Monte
 

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I chisel things out...I do use a coping saw, but more like a rasp, once the chisels are done.
 

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Cool. I'm still very new @ dovetailing... haven't been having great results with keeping the base line pretty when coping and then chopping back to the line... starting to think I should give chiseling the waste out a try for a while and see if that works better for me.

Looking forward to seeing the build progress 👍
 

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Ok..2 hours IN the shop, today...made a mess on the floor...

Working to get the 4 sides of the box flat, and square...and all the same height..

Then figured out which looked best, and which face to call "Inside"...

I think this should do. Had a plan on the bench, to help out..

Goal for today..was to get at least one corner dry fitted...to work out any "kinks"...and there were a few...

Re-watched Sellers....and figured out what will be the next steps after wood prep....There is a Dado/rebate/recess on each end of the box's ends...so, I have to lay those out..

Using the long sides. Depth was supposed to be 3/16" deep...by the time the handsaw, chisels and the router plane got done...

We a wee bit deeper then that...about a 1/4" now. Still had to make the other end piece match...next?

There is one tip, when doing this...have a chunk of wood to fit under the recessed part...unless you want things to have a breakout. I WILL have something for the next 3 corners...chisels to chop out the waste...

Coping saw, used like a rasp to clean things up a bit. The Baseline was done with a bevel guage, running from the edge towards the center, to where the lines crossed...not a true circle.

Stay tuned...part 2 coming right up..
 

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Ok..part 2 of today's follies...Need to transfer a few markings...

Not only trace around the pins/tails, but also follow the curved parts, as they need to be removed, too...

Corner #2 I'll show what it looks like under the pattern...Basically, I saw all the way across, inside of the lines, trying to leave the lines. Couple I left a little too much, can pare those to fit..once the bulk of the waste is gone...the area where the curve cross needs to be pared to the line. Usually, just pare straight down..a knife to help trim out the waste, helps

Those half pins? They also get a slight trim, to match the curve...VERY slight...then try a dry fit..

Still had crumbs holding things up..bottom corner...has a gap....pared a hair too much. But, the deeper it goes, the tighter it seems to be. So, that when I plane the outside of the box to that rounded profile..that gap should go away

One corner dry fitted...for now. Area between my shoulder blades was getting very sore ( sitting with a heating pad on it, now) so..that was about it, for the day..

Stay tuned..:cool:
 

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Nicely done, and interesting to see how it's done. Thanks for posting.
 

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Ok, Friday was NOT a very good day IN the shop....got in too big of a hurry...
But, correctable....some of the things...Like using a different saw...and using some support underneath a part...still trying to slow down a bit....have to remember, I am not in a race....so why the rush...


Things like using a backer board, to support against break-outs. so that the joint will look a bit better..

Once the waste has been removed...and not any more wood removed than I wanted to..then I can set this on the end of a board..

And trace around everything. With a freshly sharpened #2 pencil...

And make sure I understand which IS the waste side of the lines...that was messed up, today..

When I cut on the non-waste side. Results once this was chopped out?

Corner #2 will be getting re-done..as this is NOT acceptable.:mad::mad:..I then went to work on Corner #4 a little slower..

Left the lines, sawing well into the waste side. This is the outside "show" face. I chop down just a little bit, more to prevent any blow-outs, when I flip the board over and chop from the inside..

To about here....then stand the board up in the vise, and pare away any waste left behind...Note the lines, this time? I can always pare a little off IF need be..test fit?

Much better...pins are a tad proud...

Better to have to trim a bit..than need a lot of filler.

I do have a "spare" that will replace the mis-cut board. :mad: Since I had to go back to the shop, this evening (Laundry Detail) I went ahead, and finished it's resaw. Then flattened that resawn face. Board will now be ready for Saturday's Shop time...re-do Corner #2..and hopefully get the last corner done, too. That handle sticking up out of the bench's dog hole? That is my marking knife...also, I switched to a gent's style dovetail saw. Seemed easier to control in the cuts...

Once all four corner are fitted...then I have to go and watch Episode 3 of the Masterclass videos. The plans do not give a step by step...stay tuned..:cool:
 

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Corner #2 was fixed enough for a dry fit, last night...new "Pin board"..

That one corner did not want to go all the way down..Hmmm..

Ah...need to clean out that corner a bit..has a "crumb" or two in it.
So, later today...

"The last in Line"? Tails first, for this box....normally I do pins first, with far less trouble.

If and when all 4 corners are completed...there seems to be a lot of work in store for..

Stanley #45...as I'll need to plough a Lot of 3/16" x 3/16" grooves....

Stay tuned..:cool:
 

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This morning/afternoon's task...while waiting on Kick-off...
Start here..

Lay out and saw the last tail board..backer board underneath to support. Chop about 1/2 way down..then flip over..

And chop out the waste. Different backer board, trying to protect the top of the bench..

Use this to trace around, with a SHARP pencil..on the pin board..Decided to use a different saw, this time..

Easier to control...Saw Guide? Yep, called my Left Index Finger...Fingernail stuck into the line, first 2 knuckles to keep the saw vertical.

Trying to LEAVE the lines, and cut on the waste side...trying. Can always pare a bit off...
And did, so that about the 3rd dry fit...

The LAST corner is fitted. Figures, about the time I get these figured out, I'm done with them

Needed to rest up..had 2 boards to resaw...

Already kerfed, to make the 5/8" thick panels for the lid and the bottom of the box...just need to run a saw, again..

A real Cardio Workout, for after the games are over. Stay tuned :cool:
 

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Making progress Bandit.
 

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Those two panels needed to be planed flat...

So I can start on some more joinery...only question was which to call a panel for the lid, and

Thinking the spalted one will do for the top panel...we have work to do...

Have grooves to mill on the edges of the 2 panels...and..

The end grain..then work on grooves for the box's sides..

Ran a gauge line along the outside edges, to prevent any blowouts. I also kept checking for fit..

As for the 2 ends of the box....they are a tad too short for the Stanley 45...had issues last time...so...

Merely move the fence a few times. Can't do a full dry fit..as I'd never get the box apart...but..

I can do a partial one, to test out the clamps....

The ends still need a stopped dado milled, to house a divider. The lid does get sawn free, after the glue up....be a bit hard to run a dado then. Maybe tomorrow? Then MAYBE I can start hand planing the sides into a rounder shape?

Done one side at a time, too...
Stay tuned..:cool:
 

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Liking how that is turning out Bandit. :)
 

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Another bump for updates... I know you're further along than this; seen the pics in other threads ;)
 
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