Pine tool box, Stanley Style #4: Lids got made, fine tune later?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-21-2016 12:09 AM 705 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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About 1pm today, decided to go and hide out in the shop… least until I got too sore to move..

Needed to clear some space. needed a couple…TOOLS from the Tool Chest #2….and be able to get to the mitresaw..

Found these hiding in the Tool Chest…a Wards #79, Stanley #39, and a square of some sort. I even swept the floor in there!

As I needed to get back to thay saw bench. Needed to cut some bread board ends at a bevel…on each end

IF I try to hold the board by hand, it just moves, this way it stays put! Got 4 of them done

At least for the bevels ( I’d have to go and look up the angles, sometime) but, these needed a groove thang..

Set up the router table for that. tried to keep the 1/2” deep groove real close, I think..

I made these ends first, because it was way easier to mark for length and angles, than holding a 1×12 and a pencil…

So, I marked out what length I needed for the panel. I can cut to length, then to width. To get a decently square edge on these boards….some people use a tablesaw…no room i the shop. However, I do use a “fence” of sorts..

This end just needed to be squared up. I measured from the cut line to the outside of the circular saw’s foot plate, and clamped the fence in place. It guides the saw nice and straight. I then cut to length (16-7/8”) using the same fence..

I also had run the vise all the way out. Nothing drops to the floor at the end of a cut. Even works doing the rip cuts. Cut-offs just drop down out of the way..

Ok, to make this bread board end, I used a simple Tongue & Groove joint. To make the tongues, takes that #78
One side , then the other. Rotate to the other end and repeat. Soon there is two tongues, and since the grooves were already done, I could check for fit as I went.

Ok, next, I needed to bevel the edges of the panel, to match the ends. Circular saw would quite make the cut…...Old School way..

I had marked a “stop line” down from the edge. Run that big fellow along at an angle….close to the bevel I needed.
Had one of the ends handy, to check on how I was doing.

Not too hateful? Rotate and do the other bevel. Dry fit these parts, so I could start on the second lid.

this is the “underside” of the lid. After a short Mountain Dew break….started on the second lid. Cut the panel to size, cut the tongues, and bevel the edges….whew! Got to the point, that I put the 22” long plane up, and used the Millers Falls No. 11 Junior Jack. Much lighter! Got a few clamps down and Elmer showed up. Fought a bit with a couple clamps, but both lids are now glued up.

Just awaiting on the glue to cure. Then, I can fine tune the lids to fit where they belong…

And install the hinges. Bad news? Well, I did have to keep sweeping that floor..

Otherwise, with the 78 and the jack plane throwing mounds of this stuff, I’d be ankle deep in no time at all.

Next up? Fit the lids to the box, and install the hinges. I’ll add a strip of Walnut on the ends to act as a dust seal. Much easier than trying to rebate three edges. After that? Stay tuned….

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

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#1 posted 01-21-2016 01:06 AM

Coming along nicely.
If it wasn’t for the time stamp I’d think these pictures came from way back when.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 01:31 AM

You’ve got that cool #78, and since when have you shied away from work? Nonetheless, looking good!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 01:21 PM

Awesome to see that long joiner plane in use…looks familiar….see you Saturday…..

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