Finishing the lid
I wanted to get the lid to fit tight, so I cut a piece of ply to fit the box and then centered it under the lid. I used this to scribe my layout lines.
I taped the corners of the box to help minimize tearout. Pushstick was used for actual operation.
I busted out Wonder Boy for trimming the lid to perfection.
Finished rabbet. (Note Kristin’s toes)
I cut and glued more keys to secure the miters.
I used a file to follow the plane this time. As long as you work away from the corner, it produces smooth results. You can’t feel the keys when you run your finger over the box.
I sanded all parts to 220. It was a beautiful California day by the way. Low 80’s with a touch of breeze.
Tack cloth and then Watco Danish Oil. I used a brush to stimple the oil onto the knots.
Closeup on knots with finish.
They remind me of the Petrified Forest.
Another coat and some rubbing and I am ready to post.
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