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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-04-2015 01:49 AM 679 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought a 1×6 x 8’ pine board the other day. It does get a bit crowded in the shop when them longer boards show up..

Was still a bit shaky after bringing the board down the steps to the shop. It was in the back of the van, long walk, and a few turns to get it down here. My sliding bevel gauge is elsewhere, of course, so I brought out the spare. Good tape measure is with the good bevel gauge, so the tape I have will have to do.

Set a length of around 30” or so. Circular saw to cut two “Sides” to length, with about a 5 degree or so angle.
Cut to “Ends” at about 8-1/2” or so along the short side. Saw was good, but not “perfect” so a little fine tuning was in order.

Clamped two ends together, and a jack plane to level the bottom and top edges. Turned the two blanks to do the other edge, then it was time to trim the bevels, er, miters?

I used this low angle block plane AFTER using that same jack plane. The F style clamp is just to keep things in place in the leg vise. Otherwise, things will move. After the ends were all nice and spiffy, time for the long sides. Again, I put the two pieces side by side, as close to the lines as I could. Drug out a slightly longer Jointer plane to do the edges with.

One set done, flip over and do the other edge

Plane is a #7c by stanley. Then the angled ends were done like the shorter ends. I kept the cut-off from the plank. Needed a gauge of sorts. Corners will get a fancy joint to hold things together, ...I hope

I guess I’ll have to clean off tool chest#1, so I can have a place to sit, while I am sawing all of them Dovetails.

Joint will look about like this, when I get going

I hope. Still have to cobble the bottom to this tote, and a carrying handle. Might even add a slotted place to hold a few chisels? Stay tuned, the cussing hasn’t even started….yet.

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

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#1 posted 11-04-2015 01:51 AM

Looking forward to seeing progress, Bandit.

-- 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 11-04-2015 03:36 AM

Following along….
Hoping I don’t hear any new fangled profanity!!!

-- 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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#3 posted 11-04-2015 06:20 PM

Lookin good Bandit, those angled dovetails looks to be a challenge. I cant wait to see the finished product!!!

-- Putty

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