|Project by CreekWoodworker||posted 08-17-2009 02:10 AM||1399 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
My first project starting with hit/miss rough lumber. I stopped by a local lumber mill and picked out some Pennsylvania Cherry. I decided to start off with a small project to see how easy/difficult milling rough lumber to size by hand can be. I don’t own a power jointer or thickness planer so relied on my hand planes and bench top band saw for most of the work. I cut the rough board to length, face and edge jointed. Resawed to thickness and face jointed the resawn face. I used a 1/2” blade on my bandsaw, as you can see the board pretty much max’ed out my saw’s capability and stressed the motor to a stop if I tried to move the wood too fast.
I gave the longer sides of the box a slight bow using a block plane to make it thicker on the bottom and thinner at the top. But I have to admit, the tapered sides was not by design, I messed up one of the panels… I got a little over aggressive when face jointing on one corners so corrected by matching the other sides, LOL.
Assembled using rabbet joints and finished with shellac. This project was fun… good exercise, but I think it might be time to save for a thickness planer or jointer for when I move to larger projects.
-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction