The drill box #1: Starting up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-15-2015 07:35 PM 586 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of The drill box series Part 2: Working on a bottom for the box »

Well, the brace till is done, now I need a place to stash all the bits in….

There are a few more upstairs, in hiding I think.

Had some thin Oak scraps. Chose four of them to makes a few sides to a box. Threw some tools out on the bench, to cut some through dovetails with. had an old, single fluted dovetail router bit. Used than as a pattern.

The big red clamp to hold the pieces still while I chop away. Saw work was by a Disston No.5 backsaw, and the bandsaw from Texas Gary. Pins were down with the backsaw, than chopped out. Used them to layout the tails. Bandsaw to cut on the waste side of the lines. Then more chisel and mallet work. Finally got two corners cobbled together..

This is the “good” side. The other end? Tried to do tails first, came out a little sloppy. Pins first seemed to do better.

later…got the other two corners done, did a bit of layout, to see how the bits will look..

Had a few pieces under it, and then glued a bottom panel out of it

Most of the dovetails (pin first ones) came out like this.

Not too bad?

Had to wait overnight for the glue up to cure….stay tuned, part 2 is coming up next. Right here on this batty channel…

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

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