Here goes!

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  • #127502
    MaxWheelerMaxWheeler
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    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, England

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  • #127505
    mike forbesmike forbes
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    @forbeskm

    That looks like you are of to a great start!

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #127514
    dborndborn
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    @dborn

    Looking good!

    #127517
    MaxWheelerMaxWheeler
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    @maxwheeler

    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, England

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    Jude Kennyjude
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    @jude

    Getting the first cut in is the hardest part. Now it is just a case of finishing it.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

    #127539
    MaxWheelerMaxWheeler
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    @maxwheeler

    Only did a tiny bit more today.

    Swindon, England

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    Matt McGraneMatt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    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/

    #127557
    MaxWheelerMaxWheeler
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    @maxwheeler

    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, England

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    mike forbesmike forbes
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    @forbeskm

    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.com

    #127607
    MaxWheelerMaxWheeler
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    @maxwheeler

    Indeed @forbeskm

    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, England

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    MaxWheelerMaxWheeler
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    @maxwheeler

    Did a wee bit more and did a dry run, will glue up tomorrow

    Swindon, England

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    #127661
    MaxWheelerMaxWheeler
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    @maxwheeler

    Lid and bottom dry run, will glue up tomorrow

    Swindon, England

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    #127691
    MaxWheelerMaxWheeler
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    @maxwheeler

    Glued together

    Swindon, England

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    #127720
    Derek LongDerek Long
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    @delong1974

    Nice work, Maxwell. That sapele will pop with some finish and wax on it.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

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    Matt McGraneMatt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Way to go, Max. It’s really coming along.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #127729
    MaxWheelerMaxWheeler
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    @maxwheeler

    Thanks @mattmcgrane and @delong1974

    Almost there…..

    Swindon, England

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