I continued from yesterday, cut dovetails for the rear section joints and butts for the front
The bases were plywood shaped and rebated on the bandsaw and shaper
The process was fairly straightforward.
Cut the tray frames to fit the internals of the Box base,then cut the plywood to match the frames
Route a rebate into the tray frames
Now this step again had me thinking again, cutting a slot or rebate in straight timber is no challenge, but cutting a piece of concave timber was.
I did not have a slotter bit with a bearing capable of cutting the inside of the curved front to the depth I required.
Simple I thought I will phone up and get a bigger bearing, but that was not to be so as the ID was bigger when wanting 38, 40, or 45mm OD
I wandered about checking every router bit In had, telling myself I could not believe i did not have one that would do the job, the perils of working in miniature!
Then as I was looking at my set of “junk budget” cutters. I saw something that could work.
I used the 1/4 Round over bit as shown its a modified bit with a bigger bearing, most people just remove the bearing but not me I stick a bigger bearing on!
The wing was exactly the size I wanted so I removed the original bearing and replace it with a larger one to obtain the depth I needed.
So there you go, need a shallow groove with a slight round on one edge in very thin timber?
I then used a cove bit for a finger grip on the center piece
Once I had then all assembled some fine tuning was required
Then the final dry assembly
All looked OK so I thought I had better drop them in for a check up.
The bottom tray
and The top Tray
Now its off for glue up and hopefully nothing moves out of square.
A question do you think they need a sub divider?
-- Regards Robert