|Project by Shawn K.||posted 03-08-2011 05:41 AM||1581 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I took some time off from the garage to shop project to put my new ProShop table saw to use. I saw a box like this on the FWW website, and decided to simplify it a bit more.
The box measures 4” by 10” The sides are ambrosia aaple, the bottom is red oak, the top is purple heart with a maple strip running down the center.
The sides are simple half laps, and just shy of 3/4” thick I cut and ripped the sides on the table saw, and cut the half-laps with the band saw, cleaning them up and squaring them with a micro-plane rasp and sandpaper.
The bottom was just cut to size, and glued on, roughly. The top was cut down to size, then split in half and re-glued with the maple strip between. Then the dado was setup on the table saw to cut a rabbet 3/8” deep and a bit more than 3/4” in. It makes for a very loose fitting lid.
The sides were shaped to a roundish shape with a combination of my low-angle block plane and a belt sander, to take care of the tearout from the plane. I’m still learning the finer aspects of plane work…ok, I’m still learning the grosser aspects of plane work.
After that it was finished with padding polish, and Renaissance Wax.
This was my first attempt at anything close to woodworking hat didn’t involve a lathe, and had some actual ‘joinery’ in it. Unfortunately I’ve learned that my bench, while nice, isn’t sturdy enough for planing, the box and lid both took tumbles while I was planing, adding a bit to the ‘distressed’ look.
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