Tool Box #2: lid building

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-17-2014 01:47 AM 1746 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

and panel raisin’

Got the Pine panel out of the clamps. Hand planed to as flat as I could get in. Time to raise a panel. Same way as the side panels. Mark out a “stop line” about 1” in from the edge. Take a #4 sized handplane, set it a bit deep. Go at a diagonal to the grain. Plane until you reach the stop line, check the remainder of the edge for straightness. As you get close to the finish line, back off the depth of cut.

I do the end grain first. Any tearout will be cleaned up when I go with the grain on the long edges. I did clean up a few marks with a small block plane

Then after both ends were done, I worked over the long grain sides. needed the same marked lines. The stopping point on the corners is when a nice Facetted edges comes up. Shows up as a line where both bevel meet. Line should be straight, and down to the very end of the corner.

Next, to make these fit in the grooves a bit better, I made a rebate on all the inside edges. A Wards #78 made quick work of this. Again, end grain first

and a quick check to see how it fits

After the first one fits, I leave the settings on the plane alone. A little fine tuning with that block plane on the bevel side helps. Both ends are done, then start on the long edge grain sides. One was easy, and with the grain. the other wasn’t, and had a knot in the way. Plough through anyway

Again a check for fit. I had some of the old finish still on the frame pieces, so a set up of a few scrap blocks on the bench top, a wedge, and plane the old stuff off. Clamp all the parts up, with some Elmer’s

Forgot one thing. I had marked which tenon went where…on that old finish. Finish was removed along with my marks, test fits to see which went where. Set the clamped up mess elsewhere. Needed to cut some mitered joints. Got out a mitersaw

Yeah, a cordless one. Benchtop doesn’t mind a few screw holes. It IS a WORK bench. Trim pieces will get fastened to the underside of the lid, to seal the box when the lid is closed. Hard to get a test fit with a clamp in the way

So, awaiting glue to cure, again. Maybe tomorrow, I can install the lid. I even found the “lost” pair of hinges.

So, stay tuned to this Batty Channel. Lid install, and then maybe some trays will appear….

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

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#1 posted 08-17-2014 01:55 AM

Love those planes, Bandit. Great work.

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#2 posted 08-17-2014 03:52 AM

Nicely done.

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#3 posted 08-17-2014 03:09 PM

For just a door or two it’s probably easier to hand plane them that to set up machine to do it with. Plus it’s more fun. Well done!

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#4 posted 08-17-2014 04:33 PM

got those plane making some nice raised panels dont use planes much but you sure get me to thinking ,no saw dust

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#5 posted 08-17-2014 04:42 PM

Paul Sellers has a video on Youtube on how to use just a #4 Stanley plane to make raised panels. I merely adapted it to what I do. I soppse a decent molding plane could work on these as well.

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#6 posted 08-17-2014 04:51 PM

Great to see all the progress you’ve made on this build. Keep us posted!

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