We finished the 22.5 degree cuts last time. This time, we tackled the 45s and got the case glued up.
Cutting the 45s on my crosscut sled. A little blue painter’s tape helps support the fibers of the maple. I’ve never used it before but I did not want to take any chances with the figured maple. Cuts came out smooth. Like the 22.5s, I slowly crept up on the final size.
Here are a couple of photos of my 22.5 degree clamping blocks. This is why we saved those cutoffs. You can see the parallel surfaces it gives us to attach our clamps. I attached my cutoffs to some thin scrap and then clamp the whole assembly to the side pieces.
And here it is in the clamps. This glue up went pretty smooth. I did a dry fit right before and had all my clamps in place ready to go.
Next time we will get the box out of the clamps, smooth the joints, cut for the corner splines, and install the splines. I went and ordered the nameplate today. I will have that back by next Tuesday.
-- Dan, Virginia Beach