Tool Chest #2, Build an end panel

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-08-2014 05:06 PM 1391 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, frame is almost done

Maybe some tweaking left. Needed to find out what size to finish cut the raised panel to. Around 11-1/4 by 13 or so. Got out the “Speed Square” and laid out a few lines. Running the circular saw a different direction this time, with most of the weight on the non waste side

Set the saw to almost cut through the panel, and NOT the benchtop. Next, maybe make some beveled edges? A Millers Fall #14 Jack plane for the work. I marked out about 1” in from the edge of the panel. Doesn’t HAVE to be exactly 1”. I am planing to when the line goes away. I start on the end grain ends first

Until there is about 1/2” thick edge left. Still won’t fit into the grooves, though. That comes in a bit. The long grain sides are also beveled down, until there is a nice diagonal line at the corners

Now, I needed a rebate around the inside of the panel. Flip the panel onto it’s face, and clamp to a stop in the jig. Set up a Wards #78 Rebate plane

Maybe an 1/8” deep, by 1/2” or so wide. I start by dragging the plane back towards me. This lets the spur dig in first. I work on the end grain sides first, as there is a bit of tearout.

The rotate and do the long grain sides.

I go until the depth stop is rubbing on the surface. I also check to make sure the corners match up.

A Test Fit

A bit of fine tuning, add some Elmers, and get out the real clamps. Panel is now all clamped up, awaiting the glue to cure. Will let it go for awhile. Breaktime anyway. Bench is covered with the glue up stuff, so will have to await it’s “departure” from the bench. THEN I can build the other end…..

Stay tuned, I might just find a Tool Chest in all of this…yet.

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

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#1 posted 08-08-2014 05:14 PM

It’s getting closer to completion …

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 09:49 PM

You really need to pick up the pace!!! ;^)

The progress reports are indeed inspiring….
Think I will head to “The Lair” and make some saw dust!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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