A project in Maple
#31
  Re: A project in Maple by bandit571 (Had quite a bit of M...)
Modified a few hinges, using the grinder to remove some unwanted metal..needed three hinges, had four to work with..
   
Didn't need the center hole, wasn't enough room for it, anyway...
   
Lid is now installed, rails are made..
   
Counter sunk pilot holes were made with a couple cordless drills... Uhoh  
   
Rest of the morning was spent sitting on this.. Rolleyes 
   
Had the other three corners to do....dovetails in the next episode Cool
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#32
  Re: A project in Maple by bandit571 (Had quite a bit of M...)
Ok, Made use of this old dovetail saw... Rolleyes 
   
To saw the pins.   I do pins first, because it is easier to then mark out the tails...set up a chopping board to remove the waste from the pins..
   
Trying to protect the bench's top from chisel marks Rolleyes .    Used the bandsaw to saw the waste from the tails, then a dry fit.
   
Two done, two to go.  Finally managed to get all four corners cut and fitted... Cool
   
Laid the bottom panel onto the sides, was getting ready to flip this over....the Boss said she needed to be taken to the store... Upset 
Had to close up shop, and take her to run the errands...
   
Maybe Sunday, I can get the tray done enough for clamps and glue? Confused 
Stay tuned...
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#33
  Re: A project in Maple by bandit571 (Had quite a bit of M...)
The sides of the tray are now glued up, and sitting in the clamps for the day. Cool ...will check on it after supper...maybe. Rolleyes

may get a few pictures...IF I get down to  the shop.... Rolleyes
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#34
  Re: A project in Maple by bandit571 (Had quite a bit of M...)
"Box" is out of the clamps,  dovetails trimmed flush, Poplar bottom panel has been cut to size...
   
Poplar was square, sides were a hair out.   Press fit squared the sides to to bottom panel.  No glue..
   
About five or so nails, through the sides, and into the panel.   Also a single nail into the ends....Panel can still move a bit, without falling out Uhoh .  Sanded the bottom edges flush.    Used the completed tray to mark where a couple rails were to go.   Installed the rails, using 3 screws each, again...no glue...
   
Took the tray for a test drive on the rails.   Closed the lid to make sure the tray was low enough...
   
 "Missed it by that much, Chief"  had about 1/8" clearance under the lid. Cool 
Opened the chest back up, for one more look....
   
Still have a few small details to do, then haul this "thing" upstairs where I can add a finish to it..

May post a few pictures when done, IF anyone wants to see them.. Rolleyes Winkgrin 
Stay tuned... Cool
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#35
  Re: A project in Maple by bandit571 (Had quite a bit of M...)
Tray looked a bit to plain, to me Uhoh 

Set up the Stanley No. 45 with a #23 Bead cutter..
   
And set up to plough a bead along the top edge of the tray. 

Started at the far end...
   
And worked my way back to my end ...
   
Rotate the tray, and do the next side...corners were a might rough...blew out one pin Angry but the rest were like this
   
Soon had all four edges done..
   
Maybe I'll sand the tray..if it needs it. Winkgrin 

Did not take all that long to do, or set up Cool .   I'd have to look up what size bead a #23 cutter makes.  Confused
Next might just be a few coats of shellac, and a brass chain, to keep the lid from leaning back too far..

Stay tuned... Winkgrin
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#36
  Re: A project in Maple by bandit571 (Had quite a bit of M...)
That bead looks NICE!!! Big props to you for that detail.

BTW, what size is your dovetail saw, length and ppi.
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#37
  Re: RE: A project in Maple by Tynyyn (That bead looks NICE...)
(10-09-2017, 07:12 PM)Tynyyn Wrote: That bead looks NICE!!!  Big props to you for that detail.

BTW, what size is your dovetail saw, length and ppi.

Dovetail saw is just a Disston No. 4,  11ppi, filed rip, 14" long.
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#38
  Re: A project in Maple by bandit571 (Had quite a bit of M...)
Ok, chain has been bought, cut to length, and installed.   Winkgrin Nothing fancy, just a pair of screws. Cool 

Now, I needed a brace of some sort, to keep the lid from falling onto my head, while I am digging around in there...

Had a Maple 3/4 x 3/4"  scrap....Even had a countersunk screw hole in one end..was last seen as a jig.  Bandsaw to round that end. 
Opened the lid, used it to mark the angle at the other end.   bandsaw to cut it..a couple of times Uhoh  until the angle was exactly where I wanted it.    There was a bit left over,  Bandsaw to cut a "D" shaped catch.   One screw hole to hold it in place...trial run... Yes  
   
With the brace swung over into place, and let the lid lean forward a bit.   Tip of the brace sits under the catch, using a little notch

Lean the lid all the way back..
   
Until the chain goes tight.   I can then unlatch the brace....
   
And fold the brace down out of the way.   It is supposed to catch the chain that way, so that the chain will fall into the chest.  Cool

Last coat of Amber Shellac has been applied.....will rub that down, and add a clear gloss top coat....and call this Project done Winkgrin
Thanks for following along...
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#39
  Re: A project in Maple by bandit571 (Had quite a bit of M...)
Love the bead detail and the innovation with the latch! Thanks for sharing and don't forget to post a few pic's when it's in it's new home. Good luck with the lump!
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#40
  Re: A project in Maple by bandit571 (Had quite a bit of M...)
Growth on the arm results are this coming Friday....
Blanket Chest is in it's spot for now...
   
After the third coat of shellac...
   
Open the lid..
   
To see what is inside. 
   
Corner details. 
   
And the lid..

Big question now?   What project to try next? Confused Winkgrin
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