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Tool box #5: Back panel

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Blog entry by Boatman53 posted 526 days ago 1250 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got some more work done on the tool box earlier this week. I made and fitted the back panel. All stock is half an inch thick and the first step was to cut he pieces just a bit long, then cut a groove on one edge to hold the panel.

Them drill out the waste for the mortise.

Most of it chiseled out, the width is only a bit over 1/8”.

I needed to dig out a little chisel to pare down the sides, all of my other chisels were just too thick.

Then the tenons were cut and fitted.

All the pieces fitted and layed out.

All the joints are glued and clamped. I do not keep my shop heat on at night so I have this setup to keep the projects moving.


The panel all glued and sanded.

And fitted to the back of the box. A slight ledge/rebate was routed on the sides to register the panel and give a really clean joint.


That it for now. I’m still rearranging the tool layout looking for the best option.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise



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Mauricio

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#1 posted 526 days ago

Looking good Jim. I like your glue set up.

Do you have different DT layouts on each corner?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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doordude

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#2 posted 526 days ago

looks like a great looking box

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Brit

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#3 posted 525 days ago

Lovely work Jim and thanks for documenting your progress with all the photos. It won’t be long now.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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stefang

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#4 posted 525 days ago

Nice work Jim. A very even reveal around the panel too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Boatman53

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#5 posted 525 days ago

Thanks my friends. Mauricio the dovetails are different top to bottom not side to side. Thanks Mike, when I fasten in the tool holders the panel will have a screw or two through it to lock it in the middle.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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terryR

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#6 posted 525 days ago

Looking nice, Jim, can’t wait for the finish to let the wood shine!

Love your drying tent…hula-hoops cut in 1/2? :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Napaman

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#7 posted 525 days ago

looking really good!

we have that same exact heater (which does not get used in southern california much) and I know it can get hot…is it safe in the shop overnight? Sorry I get nervous about these things…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Boatman53

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#8 posted 525 days ago

As to my glue curing tent… The hoops are PEX water pipe I bought about 20’ for around 12$ if I remember right. That gave me a couple different size hoops.
The heater has a minimum clearance of more than a foot all around. I use the low 600 watt setting and it is plugged into a timer so it will shut itself off at my choosing. Which is nice if I’m not going to the shop the next day for some reason. I usually run it about 12 hours so in this case it went off about 1AM. I think they are the safest heaters around.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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Napaman

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#9 posted 524 days ago

ok…sounds safe! Like I said we dont use ours toooo much in CA…either way love the progress!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Boatman53

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#10 posted 524 days ago

No problem napaman I appreciate the concern.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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