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RussellAP

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10-31-2012 08:37 PM

I am in another small project, a cedar blanket box. This will be my second box. 30×18x16 roughly.
The first box I made, I had a top that I glued up from cedar fence material. This time I am using cedar 1×4 [planed both sides, and joined both ends.

In order to get as straight a top as possible, I made a glue up jig. I’d take a picture but my wife has my camera.

It’s some particle board with rosewood paper which I taped with packing tape all over. This board is about 3’x20”.
I took two pieces of 3”x20” particle board at 3/4×2 and screwed them onto the first board on each end and the middle. This jig is so the glue up has a place to rest on something flat. I proceed to glue up the board and put a couple clamps on just to hold it in place.
Then I sandwich the boards on either end with a couple other small boards (also taped). This gives me a place to install clamps that will keep the board level while it dries.

I expect a nice flat board when it’s dry.

Then I plan to rip it down the middle with my BS and plane both sides and re glue.

Should be a lid to be proud of when I’m finished. The rest of the box is complete.

The construction is minimalist, a few screws and some brads. The construction method uses slat joinery for the main body and frames to add strength. The result is a very strong box with no obvious method of joinery. Somewhat like the first box I made pictured.

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 04:00 AM

Nice looking chest. Not sure why you are ripping and re-glueing if you have the flatness you’re looking for.

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 05:00 AM

mbs- After the glue up there is always a bit of sanding to do to even up the joints. Even though each board is straight, after the sanding of the joints there are some dips. So another trip to the planer is best, after that just a light sanding.

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 05:38 AM

Looks pretty darn nice Russ.

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#4 posted 11-06-2012 06:36 AM

Jim, do you think I should put a couple of braces on this lid on the under side. I just wonder if someone sat on it, if the glue ups could take that.

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