Japanese Toolbox Build #4: Grooves and rebates

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Blog entry by siavosh posted 06-19-2014 04:09 AM 3736 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Work on the toolbox has been very intermittent given other commitments, but figured I’d quickly document the fitting of the bottom of the toolbox. Every time I use my grooving plane, I appreciate it more and promise myself not to underestimate its humble looks.

The grooves where made on all four sides of the box. Since the sides overshoot the ends by about 3/4” by design, I initially thought they’d be stopped grooves, but from my research this would require a lot of chisel work, and I doubt I could of made them clean. Given that, the groves go all the way.

I wanted the bottom to be flush, so this required rebates to be made in the bottom panel. The two scoring blades on the grooving plane really helped here on the cross grain rebates. Wonderful tool!

As I made the rebates, I constantly checked the fit and trimmed when necessary.

Not too shabby I think.

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#1 posted 06-19-2014 01:00 PM

Keep doing the good work siavosh!

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