4 June 2015 at 1:03 am #127502
Here goes! I would have said here goes nothing but Sapele is not an especially cheap wood here in the UK so actually here’s to the gap in my wallet!
It came off the forklift very roughly bandsawn but I have planed it all up. Nice and smooth!
After checking, double checking and triple checking that I marked everything correctly I cut the dovetails and pins for the back sides of the box. I plan to put in some quite thick 2mm splines in the dovetails later. I’m making this for my Dad who kinda lives splined dovetails.
That’s basically it for today, will hopefully be able to do more tomorrow.
Swindon, England4 June 2015 at 2:30 am #127505mike forbesParticipant
That looks like you are of to a great start!
Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com4 June 2015 at 6:41 am #127514dbornParticipant
Looking good!4 June 2015 at 8:15 pm #127517
Didn’t have much time at all in the workshop but ten minutes is better than none. Marked out more dovetails and did one single saw cut before I had to leave.
Swindon, England5 June 2015 at 4:34 am #127520judeParticipant
Getting the first cut in is the hardest part. Now it is just a case of finishing it.
Near Chicago, USA5 June 2015 at 7:18 pm #127539
Only did a tiny bit more today.
Swindon, England6 June 2015 at 2:42 am #127548Matt McGraneParticipant
Those look nice and crisp, Max. Can’t wait to see more progress pics and the finished product.
I have a tough time working in small bits. I really need to have some time to get into a groove. Good for you for putting the small bits of time that you have to good use.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/6 June 2015 at 9:14 am #127557
Thanks Matt, I do try to keep projects moving even if the pace is slow. I’m naturally one of those people that starts something and takes two years to finish it. I combat that trait by going little and often.
So it’s Saturday and I planned a full morning in the shop but I am now left feeling disappointed in myself. I sent a message to Leanne who also posted a tool chest here to ask for some tips and she just said I ought to watch my grain orientation. Good thing she did too… I checked the two panels for the lid only to realise they are the right size but my sawmill did not orient the grain the way I want it to go… my fault for not specifying… long story short, I finished the dovetails on the main box and I’m just setting up to cut them all off. This will make my box about an inch and a half smaller all ’round… it’s still plenty big enough and I want it to be perfect so… I guess I’m starting all over again! My own fault for not double checking!
Swindon, England7 June 2015 at 2:45 am #127562mike forbesParticipant
If it doesn’t go to plan, change the plan. I added an inch of height to mine after I glued up the carcase but before adding the top and bottom. Nice thing about Paul’s stuff is there is no set plan, right way or wrong way!
Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com8 June 2015 at 8:29 pm #127607
Unless I am making something to exact dimensions pretty much all of projects / commissions are subject to change. Although it’s not normally because I made a mistake!
Did a whole day today in the shop and almost finished the main part of the box… just the drawer rail to go, will do that tomorrow.
Swindon, England9 June 2015 at 3:10 pm #127627
Did a wee bit more and did a dry run, will glue up tomorrow
Swindon, England10 June 2015 at 5:33 pm #127661
Lid and bottom dry run, will glue up tomorrow
Swindon, England12 June 2015 at 6:39 am #127691
Swindon, England12 June 2015 at 6:14 pm #127720Derek LongParticipant
Nice work, Maxwell. That sapele will pop with some finish and wax on it.
Denver, Colorado12 June 2015 at 9:43 pm #127727Matt McGraneParticipant
Way to go, Max. It’s really coming along.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/
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