Here is the second part of the blog .
I am fitting and trimming the bottom
This is a simple square board glued to the bottom of the box and made oversize by about 1/4” to allow for trimming.
After the glue has dried I trim off the excess on the table saw using my sled with the set up shown tilting the blade to 15 degree.I make the cross grain cuts first and then cut along the grain .
The stop blocks are set up to allow the bottom of the box to slip under to keep the box tight against the
Now for the lid .
Again it is a simple square board and I am using maple here to give more weight to the lid .
After planing I cut the piece to a 1/4 larger then the box and cut the top most bevel first followed by two cuts at 90 degree to create the recess.This is followed by the cut of the bottom bevel , again with the board on edge against the fence using push blocks .
The last cut is the bevel below the recess with the lid top up .
Now to the router table to cut the dado into the sides which is a simple fence set up .
The posts are also dado cut and are all the same , no left and right .
The top of the post is bevel cut using a stop block against the bottom of the post clamped to the sled fence and the small grooves are done the same way , using a thin kerf 7 1/4” blade. https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/lvggkey.jpg!
The top of the post is then sanded as shown followed by the sides and bottom of the post on the belt sander.
In part 3 I will try to make a sketch with dimensions I used .
That is it till Part 3 .