The drill box #2: Working on a bottom for the box

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 08-15-2015 07:53 PM 597 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Starting up Part 2 of The drill box series Part 3: Lid might be done? »

Ok, started off checking the layouts..

All four sides together and square? Check!

Motivator in place? Check.

trimmed the bottom panel. Trimmed two pieces of JEFF’S Maple, jointed the edges, and clamped them up in the now empty clamps. Then stowed them out of the way for awhile…

Ok, back to the Oak stuff. Got the bottom panel all nice and square. Clamped it down to the bench, time to cut a rebate or four…

Numbah Wun! took a bit to set it just right. I do the end grain parts first. Anything that breaks out will get planed away when the edge grain is done.

mainly for looks, but I also planed a slight bevel on the rebate side

Then added a bigger bevel on the bottom side. Set up the router table. 1/4” bit, to make some grooves to hold the bottom in. Ran a test piece..

Found out I needed a bit more bevel on the edge. Now, that being set up, time to mill the grooves on the sides.
Two were easyto do, just start the cut inside the space between two dovetails, end cut at the same spot on the other end. Each side was marked as to which side it was, and where the “Bottom” was. Seemed to help.

Now, the ones with the pins. I didn’t want to cut through them, so a plunge cut to miss the pins. Which meant I had to notch the bottom a bit

Little 1/4” x 1/4” squares. Test fit?

No glue…yet. Ran out of Mountain Dew, so called it Breaktime.

Stay tuned….might get some more done on this little box…

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

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#1 posted 08-15-2015 08:33 PM

Enjoyed the writeup. Looking forward to the next episode!

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#2 posted 08-16-2015 01:02 AM

making good progress. see you at tractor fest.

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#3 posted 08-16-2015 01:48 AM

Can’t wait to see this one!

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#4 posted 08-16-2015 03:01 AM

Bandit, I can’t keep up! You’re retired, remember…take it easy… Just kidding ;-)
Rock on!

-- God bless, Candy

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