Depending on who sees the finished “box’.
Picked up a few planks of Black Walnut 4/4×6” x 8’ Nothing real fancy, but a few knots here and there.
Cut the first two planks down a bit. Needed to make some corner posts, and the rail/styles ( not sure which to call them) for the ends. Had four raised panels from another source. Figured I could use two on each end.
After getting these down to a rough length, and then a rip cut down the center
Time to get busy and make a few grooves. Tried out a corded router, and a 1/4” straight cutting bit. 1/4” bit, but the shaft was 1/2”. Halfway through the second groove…...SNAP! broke the bit right off.
When to plan B, handsaw and a chisel. Ehhhhh, I too old for that much work. So, back to the router bit case. Found a round nosed 1/4” bit, and the 1/4 collet. Installed them. Fired up the router, and hang on
Used two pieces to help steady the router. Also learned ( the hard way) which way to run the dang thing. As for the set-up
Edge guide and all. AS for them raised panels, seems they needed a shallow rebate along the back to fit IN the grooves better. Don’t have a router bit for THAT small of a job, so
A Stanley-made-for WARDS #78 will just have to do.
For now, the edges have been planed smooth and square, need to start cutting for length. Then maybe a fancy foot for the corners? Front and back are planned to be raised panels of Walnut. I still have two planks to make that, and a lid of some sort.
Kind of blurry, but hands were a bit shaky from all the work. This gives an idea of how the end panels go together.
Next up? Corner posts need to be done. Foot detail cut, and a groove the house the sides. The corner joint is to be a Tongue& Groove affair. Or….might just cheat a bit, and screw the corners together and add some Maple plugs. Hmmmm. Raise the front and rear panels using just a hand plane will be in store, as well. This MIGHT take longer than a weekend…..
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