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What the title says. Wasn't without some troubles, but..made a start. had some "Project Boards" from Lowes...supposed to be Pine, seems closer to Poplar... Decided to pick out the best 2, and build a box....1/2" x 6" x 24" boards. Issues? Well, that Stanley #358 mitre box had a problem... test cut in the new location showed this to be a "Weeble Saw" Wobbled all over the place in the cut. Pull the saw out, turned the frame over...not only the King bolt was loose, so were the knurled bolts that hold the guides in place...torqued them down as tight as I could, and put the saw back in operation... Not even a slight wiggle. Board? I cut one of the 24" long boards in the middle...then checked the ends... A little off? Sent the ends through.. Then checked for square.. Square now. Used this to mark the other "half", and trim that. Then cut a couple "end" pieces... 2 sides, 2 ends. found some leftover plywood, from the Desk Project...seemed the right width, and was long enough to get 2 panels out of it.. Took the 2 sides, and matched them up in the vise... I also dug the shop stool out. Ends were close to matching each other..we have ways... End grain plane? That is the Stanley #3 I had just finished rehabbing...next, used a jig to lay out the finger joints.. That be the chisel I will use, to chop out the waste. Came towards the middle from each edge... "Dots" mark the waste. the wide finger is where the lid will get cut out... Layout tools. I had to carry the lines down to where they are to stop. marking gauge is set to the thickness of the end boards. And dug up the "Joinery saw".. Took me about an hour to get this far.....had to stop here, Boss needed errand run....might try later tonight? like I said, I had to dig the shop stool out of the place....we are a bit cramped down here.... Stay tuned....
Hey, it beats throwing the scraps out into the firepit. Have been resawing some of the thicker scraps.. Trying to keep these flat. Crosscut a few other pieces, jointed a few edges, spread some glue around.. 3 pieces for this panel glue up, and.. 3 more pieces to make this one...will let these sit awhile...may start trimming some frame parts .. Have to rip these down to all the same width. Will leave them a tad wide, to make groove making easier. End panels? Thinking I can get 2 end panels out of the longer board...."shorty" is for "Plan B"... Lid? Underneath all the Poplar and other goodies...lies a 1 x 12 Oak scrap....May just use it as a lid? Just waiting on the glue to cure...while I pick the dried stuff off me fingers... Stay tuned.