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Great end result Joe it looks great I like the finish , what type of paint did you use?
Would it not be possible to extend the depth of the lid or the base by attaching strips to the edges around the 4 sides so that you can fit your planes in it
Wigan, Lancs. England :
Thanks again for the kind words, gang. High praise indeed, coming from this group. I was a little hesitant on the color, but am very happy with how it turned out, and glad I didn’t go the more drab route. I’m just a little bummed that all those dovetails are forever hidden 🙂
David- I just used some Glidden interior latex paint from Home Depot – “Red Delicious” in satin finish. The shine comes from the top coat of shellac and wax.
Joe, the box looks great. I am going to laminate some pieces together for my chest and make one 15 inches like Paul’s box. I had also considered making it a bit longer so my D-8 will fit in it. I’d have to make the outside dims about 28″.
While I don’t do wood work for hire, my sister always finds something for me to build when ever I go home. so my tools have to go with me. Can’t wait to get started on that one. Keep up the good work Joe!
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Firstly, let me echo the universally positive comments by saying you did an excellent job and should be VERY proud! I am certain that the one you made for your sister will be even more impressive in mahogany. As for the lid dimensions, I agree with the other poster who suggested you extend it. I bet you could make a dovetailed frame that you could simply edge glue to the underside of the lid to raise the lid by the required amount. 3 small Dutchmen could plug the hinge mortises and since its painted on the outside no one would ever notice. To ensure perfect alignment between the old and new parts, I would do two things. First, use stock that is 1/4″ thicker than your original project, presumably 5/4 stock dressed at a true 1″ dimension. Second, reference the inside dimensions of the current lid and mark the dovetail’s baseline to this measurement. This way, the inside perimeter is equal to the current lid and the outside dimension can simply be planes down to match the outside perimeter just like a drawer box. The last step would be to glue the long edges of the new extension and the original lid. Just make sure you use the same species let the new and old wood climate in the shop for a few weeks and shellac and paint the extension immediately to guard against disparate wood movement. I hope u try it. Worst case, you can always u do it.
Hudson Valley, NY
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