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A little time off #4: Dovetails cleaned up, lid is done..

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-07-2017 04:31 AM 1183 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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And even a PIP!
Dovetails were planed down flush with the sides…

Once all the corners and edges looked good, I could set up the Stanley 45 as a bead cutter..

As I wanted a pair of beads run all the way around…

Started on the ends first, then the sides, reset the fence a bit, and go around again..

Beads had to be low enough for a sliding lid..saw cuts were made..

Down to the top of the bead. mitre cuts on one end, then a plunge cut the split off a “handle”

Then, I could size the lid’s panel to fit into the top grooves. Once it fit nicely, without binding, I glued on the handle

I let it sit for a day. Then out of the clamps, and a final fitting…

So the lid would shut all the way. (look for a saw cut)

A view from the side. Open the lid?

All that is left is a finish, of some sort. Nice little box, just something a little different.

Thanks for following along.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use



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#1 posted 11-08-2017 06:13 PM

Ok, First coat of the Infamous Witch’s Brew is now applied..

Debating on a second coat…then maybe a top coat of Gloss Poly? We’ll see how it goes…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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