Woke up this morning, decided to work on the Stanley 45……decided to just hone the cutter that was in it. Needed to reset the fence. And build a jig..
One groove needed to be 1/4” in from the edge. Jig #1 was built to hold the shorter ends in place..
Long piece to keep thing still,shorter blocks clamp the part in place..
Takes a while…I do one edge, rotate the part 180 degrees..
And do the second groove.. once I had the two shorter end pieces grooved, I had to re-adjust the jig..
And cut two more grooves, on both long sides. Then I reset the Stanley 45’s fence..
As I had a third groove to mill in each piece. 2” down from the “top” edge
Bit of a reach. I did stop and check how the main grooves were lining up..
Not too bad. I also used a scrap of pine as a story stick..
So I could cut the panels to the right sizes….there was a problem, though..
A little too thick? Top panel will show, so a raised panel look was done..
Used a Millers Falls No.8 (#3 size) at an angle to the grain, made a beveled edge on each end. Had to check for fit…..Once the ends were done, then I beveled the edges along the sides. Did a test fit..
Will need a bit of fine tuning, now, about the Poplar bottom panel. It won’t show as much, does not need to be fancy. Bandsaw to cut rebates on the ends, then a marking gauge to “cut” a line for a wooden shoulder plane to follow..
Start with the plane tilted a bit, so the corner of the iron fits into the groove left by the gauge, once it is cutting a straight line, I can tilt it back slowly to vertical. Panel itself was rough sawn, so a little clean up was done..
same plane as did the bevels Had a 12:00 road trip to do…..shop was busy from 0900 to 1200 hours….about 3 hours. Once I got back home, I fine tuned the two panels, and the the fight started..
I now have spots of dried glue on the floor, under my shoes, and on my fingers….and a bunch on the box’s fingers..of all the large clamps in the shop..all but two are now on the box…
been a busy day..almost ran out of clamps, too..
Weighs almost as much as I do? Will let this mess sit overnight….tomorrow will be a bit better day?
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