The last picture from the previous post is a good place to start for this segment.
After the inlays were done, each piece is rabbeted on all 4 sides. The bloodwood edging also has a rabbet. Since the joint is visible from both sides and I had a little bit of variation in the rabbets, I labeled each side for a wide or narrow joint.
Each piece of edging was carefully fitted for a tight joint.
Then the edging was glued on.
This is a good time to point out that the joinery plan calls for different width edging. Wide trim had to be placed on the correct edges.
Now is when it starts to become critical to keep the positioning of each piece correct!
The final rabbets are cut to assemble the sides together.
The photo also shows the masking for glue up. The box needs to open after when I’m done!
The pieces are put together for a final dry fit.
It is also worth noting that I kept applying finish to the faces as I went along. This was a way to keep the colors from bleeding as I sanded areas to dial in the fit.
Then – at last – it was time for the glue up. Lots of clamps!
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive