Something with an "R" #4: Box Assembly

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Blog entry by sras posted 06-14-2015 02:38 PM 913 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#1 posted 06-14-2015 02:52 PM

I repeat: Very nice.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 06-14-2015 03:24 PM

Thanks Dutchy! Almost done…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 06-14-2015 05:13 PM

The magic is happening!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-15-2015 02:37 PM

Ahhhhh. Now I see it, Steve.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 06-20-2015 04:02 PM

Way cool Steve.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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