I have been doing a lot of little things to get ready for glue up. I cut the mortise for the lid latch and fit the escutcheons in the keyholes. The escutcheons came out pretty close to straight up and down and in alignment. drilled and mounted the drawer pulls and handles.
Yesterday afternoon put the finish on all of the inside surfaces. Sanded and put a second coat on this morning. I’m using amber shellac on the oak, clear on the Bubinga. About 10:30 this morning I glued up the carcase.
I taped off the lid and applied the shellac to the oak on the lid.
I just pulled the clamps off the glueup did a little measuring to make sure nothing slipped. Thing are about as square as you can get. Really really happy with that.
Might have this finished next week maybe.
-- Bruce, Boise, ID