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Grandsons in the workshop:: Continued.. #5: grandsons..box build

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 07-17-2018 10:51 PM 334 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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And the steps continue. Wow trying to keep the steps short and easy. Today he had been so busy that our 10 minutes was all he could do. I know his favorite tools…wrenches and the tailstock vise. Yesterday the 4 sides had finished glueing and I had glued overnight 2 boards for the bottom and 3 boards for a top. getting ready for his time I drew the outline of the box on the boards, in our talk he wanted/ agreed that the top could be even with the box and the bottom could project out from the box..you bet I showed him a sample with some scrap how that could look. but he also saw a hidden bottom and just putting the bottom on like the top. My plan today was to presize most of it and let him bevel the edge with a block plane as we talked about it. I had pencil lines there and we took a practice board and I held the plane and after a few strokes he saw that the bevel was coming. so we did one edge of the real top board. back to play with wrenches. Now the box edges needed sanding and I can slow down the 6 inch belt sander so I scribbled on the joints and we discussed how to hold and what to do and not do. then we did one corner. when he checked it and liked the feel, he was ready to sand more. Of course with help and checking. those pencil scribbles were great to show progress and that the boards were flush. well that was all we had time for. Off to VBS and more when we can. He drew lines on the larger board for the final size with my help and a metal rule, like connect the dots and some explaining how far to count the 16ths. I had already marked the other sides. little by little I need him to do this. I think I am learning more why I do some steps in my woodworking also, and I thought I was getting past intermediate level.



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