New saw cuts SO very smooth – glue-up quality! I’m very pleased!
Gluing the second “handle” to the end.
Handles are clamped and waiting for glue to dry. Bottom still has screws in place and will come out tomorrow some time when the glue has dried more.
Starting to look really nice! I love this design – traditional Japanese carpenter tool box.
Uh oh! I am such a nongerhead! The handle on one end was sticking up just a tad so I went to shave it down a bit and look what happened. You can’t, just can’t power plane the edge of a board like this. The power plane just took a dive right off the end of my box! Disaster! I should have know better. The irony of it is that it was the other side that stuck up – I couldn’t seem to get my plane to shave any off that side though, LOL!
So now what am I going to do? Hmmmm.
I’ve got it! Cut out the damaged part and replace it with a good piece of wood. The little piece is from a cut I made on one of the bottom boards to make the edges straight and even with the sides. It fit perfectly without any trimming! What luck! Don’t throw those “scraps” away! (At least not until the project is finished.)
All glued up and clamped into place. Catastrophy averted! Yay!
Pretty good fit.
And after a while with the clamps off, looks much better than before!
-- Rodney, Arkansas