|Project by mikeyvee||posted 03-26-2016 01:59 AM||527 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I play the guitar and I keep a lot of extra strings around. I also need to practice woodworking so I decided to make a box for them.
I had a piece of weird reclaimed timber, full of nail holes and knots, badly warped. It had earned it’s place in the trash bin, but I decided to bring it back. I knew I needed some boards about 1/2” to 3/8”, and I would have liked to resaw some of these pieces out on a bandsaw and plane them to size. I have no such options available, so I gave some pieces a good 90 degree edge and jack planed the surfaces square, and ran a line around it with a marking gauge.
I clamped up the board as well as I could to my bench and registered my circular saw as best I could for a resaw cut (this was definitely one of those workshop moments where I had to stand back and ask myself: “Hang on: are you about to do something really stupid here …?) then flipped it, and ran the other side. I couldn’t go all the way due to the blade/clamp setup, so I had to chop off the last bits with my jigsaw. Flattened the sawn surface with my jack plane fore/scrub iron, and then swapped for my normal slight-camber jack iron. Once I had two flat, square, true 3/8” boards I cut and shot them to length with my shooting board.
From there, I practiced my abysmal dovetail technique and made a box dimensioned for strings. There it is! Making a box isn’t very interesting, but I guess doing stock prep by hand with trash lumber is a somewhat-unusual process and I’m getting better at it.
I think one of those Roubo Frame Saws might be in my future …