Duane's Steamer Trunk #2: Duane's Steamer Trunk Pt. 2

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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 03-20-2009 06:17 AM 2520 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Moving right along, we continue cutting and assembling parts for the steamer trunk. I spend a good deal of time on techniques that will help you when working with plans. The key is to realize that some parts need to be cut using measurements from your project, NOT from the plan itself. I also spend some time creating the thicker top panels, since they are not as simple as they appear from the outside.

Now that all the joinery is pretty much complete, I show you an alternative method for making the tongue and groove joints that could very well be faster and easier, if you have a router table. I use a tongue and groove bit set from Eagle America. Check out the links below if you are interested in going that route.

And why do I wear a dunce cap in this episode? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Tongue & Groove Bit Set

Coping Sled

Razor Saw

For the Sketchup File of the new revised top, click here. For a PDF version of the new top, click here.
And if you would like to donate to the cause, please check out the following links:
American Cancer Society
James Cancer Center

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Bill Akins

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#1 posted 03-20-2009 01:44 PM

Most excellent job on the trunk. I always learn a lot from your videos.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#2 posted 03-20-2009 03:00 PM

haha! If you like mistakes, wait till you see the next video. I would LOVE to say it was intentional, lol.

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#3 posted 03-20-2009 08:53 PM

Thanks for the video. Suggestion: You should get some of those Rockler Fence clamps so you don’t have the clamps in your way on your aux. fence.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#4 posted 03-20-2009 09:58 PM

I really enjoy your videos…they are as things really occur in the shop. Nice job as usual.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#5 posted 03-27-2009 06:04 AM

I always enjoy your videos and cant wait for more. Thank you for posting.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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