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Blog series by gizmodyne updated 2225 days ago 3 parts 3372 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: Halfway

2228 days ago by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

BillWe lost Kristin’s Grandpa Bill on June 13th. I have more to say about him when I post the final project. For now, I will say we miss him very much. I volunteered to make an urn for his ashes. The memorial is on Saturday, so I am on a timetable. Take OneI read Gary Rogowski’s great Fine Woodworking article on mitered boxes and then SketchedUp a basic plan based on the size of box that the memorial home requested. I originally intended to make the box from a pine board...

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Part 2: Panel with Inlay

2227 days ago by gizmodyne | 12 comments »

More ProgressI started the day out by planing the remaining miter keys. The trick is plane down from the corner to avoid blowing out the grain. PanelI picked stock for the panel lid and resawed it to around 3/8”. Yesterday I bought a new blade for cutting the miter keys. I did not have a flat ground blade and wanted one for the miter keys. I used it for cutting the panel grooves and a little ripping. Nice so far.I offset the groove so that I can rabbet the bottom of the panel...

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Part 3: Finishing Up

2225 days ago by gizmodyne | 6 comments »

Finishing the lidI 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 co...

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