Tool Box #2, the lid has begun

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-13-2014 05:21 PM 1696 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went through the inventory the other night. Not much left from that old bed frame. One side rail was PLYWOOD and soaked. Maybe next time. The other rail was something….different. Looked almost like a glue-lam board….LOT of plys. Well, maybe a rip here, a cross cut there, and I can build a frame? Ripped the board right down the middle. Cut one section to about 33” give or take a hair. Jointed the sawn edge. The othe section was crosscut to just over 13” or so. Might have been 14”? Had to allow for some 1/2” tenons.

Got out the router, and made a groove along one edge. Then set some jigs out. Got some new toys to play with

REAL Mortise chisels! First, I needed tenons made. Used a crosscut saw, the sharpest one in the shop, to saw some wood

Hey, it works. Tenons go a bit deeper than the grooves. So the mortise chisels got a work out. And a frame got built

There is a small jig at the corner. Helps hold parts in place while I beat on them. A second jig is just behind the first, kind of a stop block. Well, with the frame done, I can sit things aside, off in a corner

Frame is sitting on top of the box, and some trim pieces are there as well

Salvaged from the headboard. The fancy part will go down, with the 90 degree corner against the lid’s edge, and the side of the box, like a dust seal.

Once the frame was built, I could measure for a panel. Brought in the last 1×10 from the stash. Needed a panel @ 29-1/4 long, by 13” wide….from a 1×10? Ripped a section to make the filler strip to get it to 13”. and set things in the clamps

and set off for lunch. Maybe tomorrow, I can raise a panel, assemble a lid, and trim it out? Stay tuned..

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

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#1 posted 08-13-2014 05:43 PM

Is that all ya got done??? ;^)
Maybe you need to steal a few more Mountain Dews!!!

Coming along very nicely….
How soon will that tool chest be FILLED???

-- 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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#2 posted 08-14-2014 03:08 AM

Randy, knowing Bandit, the finish won’t be dry before it’s overflowing!

-- God bless, Candy

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