Our final project for class is to build a 100% hand tools built box / tote.
The tote requirements:
Rabbeted Bottom Panel glued up from two pieces
Handle with through tenons.
I practiced surfacing a rough poplar board and cut my first set of dovetails. Not great, but it was first time.
We bought an 11’ foot African Mahogany board to build our two totes.
We started by halving to share.
We then each rough cut two 24” pieces to use as a pair of sides and ends for each box.
We tried out the Veritas Scrub Plane to take the lumber form +1” to 5/8” by taking 1/4 from each side. We planed one side to stabilize it ….
...then guaged 1/4” off the other side and scrub planed like crazy.
Kris uses the scrub plane.
I used my fore plane to clean up the faces. I am at around 5/8” now.
I still have some surfacing to do on these pieces and Kristin has a even more to do.
We enjoyed using the scrub plane so much that we stopped at Woodcraft and picked up a new toy. (Plus we have more to surface and no class time for several weeks).
We will be giving it a test run later this week.
Next time: more box work.
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