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Tiny Walnut Box From Log With Power/Handtools #2: Gotta make a lid somehow

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Blog entry by Bertha posted 1063 days ago 3772 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Start with a Log Part 2 of Tiny Walnut Box From Log With Power/Handtools series Part 3: glue-up and finishing »

This is going to be a sliding lid (by request) and I’m going to have to be really careful with that brittle sapwood. I’ve already marked out for the lid thickness and I’ll cut the dado first, then match the lid (since I have more wood than box!).

As promised, a 1/8” sash will execute this slow-going dado.

Remove the top ever so carefully to give myself some walls. Then, I’ll use the sash bevel-down to clear out the dado, cleaning up the walls as necessary with a straight chisel.

OK, they’re done. Feels more stable than I expected. I hope the oil helps the dryness.

Now, to cut one pin board to accept the drawer and fashion the drawer. Thanks for looking!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog



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ratchet

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#1 posted 1063 days ago

Nice. Looks like its going to be a good one. Pup looks content!

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Chelios

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#2 posted 1063 days ago

Nice looking box and pup. What kind is he? He looks like a miniature boxer.

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#3 posted 1063 days ago

Thanks Chelios, he’s a Boston Terrier. About 1 year and 17’ish pounds. He shouldn’t grow much more. He looks a bit like a short, miniature, black and white boxer. I love boxers, too, incidentally.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 1063 days ago

box looks good al

and a happy pup

so he must approve too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 1062 days ago

Al, I love that dog!!!
You need a plough plane ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/32316 ).
Looking good the project I mean…
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 1062 days ago

a nice little groovingplane shuold have been made first ….. LOL
no wonder he is tired with all that inspection he has to do between making a planetill

Dennis

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#7 posted 1062 days ago

Looks good, Al.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 1062 days ago

Record 43 is the perfect plane for that task…

Record 043 Side view

Record 043 Front

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 1062 days ago

That’s a beautiful little plane, Wayne. It’s high up on my want list beside its brother. I have small irons for my ploughs but in this case, the groove was stopped. A little tiny router plane would have been nice! I finished the lid tonight and will post tomorrow. I’m pretty happy with it. I’m tempted not to glue it at all.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 1062 days ago

I forgot to mention: nothing is glued here; just dry mocked up.

I finished cutting the lid grooves and fashioned the sliding lid. I had a bit of wall breakout over about a 1/4 inch of one of the grooves but that’s life. I gave the inner surfaces a once over with the SW#4 because it’s my last chance.

Here’s the underside. That knot resisted planing, so I hit the inside with a card scraper.

Here’s the sliding lid in place. I picked one of my favorite pieces with a hint of sap for the lid. Nibbled the rebates on the RAS. I left 1/32” on either side, as I’m not certain what that sap’s going to do when it’s oiled.

Next step: glue-up, finish planing, and finishing (Wetsanded Danish Oil).
Stop me now if Danish oil’s a bad idea. I’ve also got Tung and all your standard finishes available to me.
Thanks for looking!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 1062 days ago

looooking goooood :-)
but canĀ“t help you never worked with walnut :-(

Dennis

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mafe

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#12 posted 1061 days ago

When you are using the hands it can also be solved like this:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42161
Look at picture four.
Best thoughts buddy,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Bertha

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#13 posted 1061 days ago

Ah Mads, yes, I considered the miter. In this case, I was so fearful of the brittleness but looking back, a glued miter might have added the strength I needed. I’m also challenged cutting miters by hand. I imagine the cut close/pare by hand philosophy would still apply;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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mafe

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#14 posted 1061 days ago

Yes it must be same rules… I cut really close and pared a little, but the better we become at sharpening our chisels the less close we need to get.
Have a nice weekend my friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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