Another simple little box? #2: Glue ups, just glue ups

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-03-2016 04:06 PM 592 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: A start up, and some finger joints Part 2 of Another simple little box? series Part 3: Lid work »

Some went nicely…some resulted in clamps flying across the shop….Ever try to clamp up a thin panel?

Finally, to stop all the hijinks going on, used the vise to hold the two flat, and then added the clamps.

Had rebates to mill along the bottom edges of all four sides..

The 78 to mill it, the shoulder plane did the clean up…except for my floor, though.

No longer have Igor for broom work, I guess I get to do that. laid out the recess for the shoulder plane to sit into the top’s panel..

Now I just have to dig down about 3/8” deep. Maybe make a couple keepers to hold the plane in place.

After letting the panel sit over night, I took it out of the clamps. Sat it flat between the bench dogs, and cleaned the glue lines up..

Both faces. Plane is a Stanley #4 Type 13. next plane is a little bit longer, as I worked to joint the edges

Millers Falls No. 11, Junior Jack. Because, after a test fit with the sides loosely clamped up.

I had to trim the “excess” off one edge and one end. The Stanley worked the end grain, and the Junior Jack got rid of the saw marks, and another test fit..

Finger joints were not closed up…..decided to glue the sides up..

Once that got tightened up and squared up….I could fine tune the bottom panel. Used the old Crochet

Took a few test fits to get it to fit in it’s place..

Once it did fit the way I wanted it to…3/4” long nails ( no glue here) to fasten the bottom in place.

Now I’m stuck, waiting on the glue to cure enough to remove the clamps. Might as well do lunch?
Stay tuned…..

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

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#1 posted 05-04-2016 01:14 AM

Ok, once all that was done today, time to work on the lid insert that will hold that Shoulder plane.

Drilled two Forstner bit holes to the depth I needed, and to help make the corner turns..

Got out a wide, “beater” chisel, one that could that a lot of smacking, as there was a lot of wood to remove…

Once I got past those two holes, I had to stop. I cut a line with the chisel and made a knife wall. Backsaw to cut down as far as I could. Then back at it with the chisel..

This is the knife wall. One on each end. I had a line out front, showing how far down I was going. I sawed to that line. The splinters from all that chisel work was piling up..

On my nice, clean floor!. Got as much roughed out as I could, then got the paring chisel out of the rack. At least it was long enough to pare all the way to the back..

Got it flat enough, that a test fit was made..

needed to square up the corner by the nose end, instead of a radius. had a high spot to pare down. Finally got the plane to sit without rocking around. Time to cut some “Keepers”. Has some walnut scrap, made a few marks, bandsawed to the lines. A narrow belt sander to do round-overs. Small forstner bit to counter-bore for a screw. Added the screw..

And rotated them to the closed setting…

Not too bad? remember, that “open” side will be against the side of the lid. It is also the hinge side. Te two areas I did not chop out, will be about where the hinges will be.

The other two planes sit nicely in the bottom of the box..

And I may add some keepers down there as well.

Igor! Clean up on Aisle #1 !!!

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

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