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