Here is the progress….
I finished the 4 sides veneering… the top, the bottom and the two sides….
MARTYN’S WAY OF MITRE JOINT:
As planned… the four side will be miter joint.. I used a router (portable) and use a guide that was clamped. I am a good follower of Martyn, so I stick two layers of tape on the outside face and make the 90 degree cut with 0.5mm left at the most. Made also the bevel cut for the lid cover (this will later be the lips). It is easily cut by a knife….
Then, preventing glue spatter, I had put a masking tape on the edge of the bevels to be glued to protect for unwanted glue.
Thereafter the hollow box…... glued and being dried up…NO CLAMPS USED ONLY TAPE.
Looking at the top side:
The bottom side:
That was really a good job to learn from Martyn. The only difficult part is setting up the depth of the cut and the router guide being set-up ont the board. Next time, I will make a jig for that method.
DAViD’S (Patron) way on closing the ends…
The two open ends must be closed. The best way to do this is how I look at David made it. I square first the box with the router with 1/8 spiral bit (Rand, Thanks for it). The wood is so hard that I broke one bit. I have still spare bits so I made it two passes.
Using 1/4 spiral bit, I made the dado or shoulder to cater for the boards inside. The depth is a little bit shallow to allow sanding for the board. A slight change from David’s way, I made it directly on the box itself while David do it prior assembly… I have to do it this way because I expect some errors on the squareness of the board.
Then the board is fitted… incidentally… My camera requires charging… So there was no photo taken.
Finished the veneering… glue up then finally I am there. Took me a whole day just doing this box.
HERE IS IT NOW AFTER SEVERAL WORKS DONE WITHOUT PHOTOS….
TILL NEXT…. the lid lips and the finishing….