I am making two wing top boxes as Christmas presents somewhat like my VALET BOX
but these will have drawers in the ends .
I thought I would share the process in pictures .
This is the piece of Tamarac that I used but it has a lot of knots .
The board is cut and planed and cut into small pieces that are knot free .
Here is my messy bench full of presents in the making .
The tamarac pieces are getting assembled and marked into sides glued to jatoba strips .
The process takes several glue ups .
I use a melamine board as a nice flat and no stick assembly base .
Here the panels are starting to take shape.
All the panels are sanded front and back and now onto the trimming .
I cut the ends using my sled and a pin which is an off cut from the divider strips and clamp it to the fence as an index pin to align the first cut and then use a stop block to cut the opposite end .
The front and back are cut with the setup but I have to ensure that the left and right sections are exactly the same length and the overall length is the same on all panels as the will be flipped end for end .
A couple sliding square make this an process easy .
All good onto the next step .
This is the end panel and I am cutting away the part that will be the drawer front .
The upper part will get a rabbet cut on the bottom edge and the lower part the drawer front will get a strip of jatoba glued to it to make up for the saw cut .
Here I am cutting the stopped dados that are for the dividers for the top section of the box (2) and the bottom section (1).
Again I am using my sled and with a sopb block to limit the travel of the sled .
All the dados for the centre and bottom plywood panels and drawer slide are cut next .
The picture shows the dados and they have to be precisely done .
Now the end posts and top cap are getting glued on and when the glue has set one more sanding and that is it it all the panels for two boxes ready for assembly.
The next entry will be about making the plywood panels and dividers and assembly of the box.