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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 657 days ago 784 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m making a lid for a box that measures roughly 30×18x16. The lid is made from 1×4 cedar.

I wanted this to be very flat, so I made a jig to hold the glue up about 2 inches off the table.
See the heavily taped area in the middle? That’s the jig. It allows me to sandwich the lid with boards to clamp it flat.

So the lid sits on a flat surface while giving me a couple inches to slide some clamp under it and it’s also high enough to clamp the lit flat in three places.

Oh, I have to brag on my DC. The planer is hooked up and has planed about 200BF and look at that floor..spotless.

Here is the box. Just waiting on the lid to dry now.

The lid.

Thanks for looking. Comments welcome.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.



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jap

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#1 posted 657 days ago

nice

-- Joel

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Grumpymike

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#2 posted 657 days ago

If you turn your cauls on edge they will not flex as much and keep your piece flatter.
(Cauls are the boards you have spanning your work pieceto keep it streight)
You do know that a clean shop is a sign of a very sick mind?? :)

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 657 days ago

Grumpymike, I usually don’t tighten them beyond what the job requires. I know some guys crank them till they almost look like they choked it, but all that is necessary is about 25lb sq in. I have the sandwich boards to keep it straight.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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