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  1. #16
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    Once the ends were leveled up, and the long sides matched up...almost..
    Box #1, almost there...JPG
    Kept checking...A small high spot here and there....used that Jack plane, keeping the heel ON a leveled spot, and plane the high spots down...Figured I could see IF that #79 will fit..
    Box #1, plane does fit.JPG
    Lid now fits level all around...a couple marks to show where the hinges will go, and which way the lid sits...made a "^" across both about where a latch might go.....
    Need a keeper of some sort...to keep the plane from sliding around in there..
    Box #1, need a keeper.JPG
    Something like this...need to notch around the cutter/cap iron...and then glue it in place...
    Box #1, Keeper installed.JPG
    I added another one, that will sit under the handle...will let the glue cure a day or 2...

    Got the bench all cleaned off, finally....only to "load it up", again....Start up for Box #2
    Box #2, Dovetail lay out tools.JPG
    Stanley No. 68 Marking Gauge (SW), a couple squares, a marking knife, and that 6" Stanley SW bevel gauge...and a pencil or two...I did get the first set of pins laid out..
    Box #2, Pins first.JPG
    And also got down a "Special Saw" to do the sawing with...
    Box #2, Special saw.JPG
    Geo. Bishop No. 10
    Box #2, Geo. Bishop No. 10.JPG
    Bar acts as a depth stop...have it set at 1/2" deep. I can set this set with either the fine teeth, or the coarser Rip teeth...been a while, see IF I remember how to use it...

    Stay tuned..
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    Well, I WAS going to give that saw a test drive....except that Left toes were getting very bad charlie horses....along with the back of the right thigh....Uncle SIR Charles was being very nasty, tonight.

    Tomorrow being a Monday, shop might just be closed for the day...

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    Might see about adding the hinges and a latch to box #1...after that?

    Stay tuned....not boring anybody, am I?
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    Box #1 now has hinges installed...and a latch....been sanded to 220, holes in the corners of the lid have Ash Plugs...have another solution for the bottom corner holes...need a shopping trip...

    Camera battery ran out of juice,,,need to process the photos a bit, before I post them....Shoptime? 1540 hrs to 1710 hrs....about..90 minutes?

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    Ok...photos...
    Box No. 1, Hinge mortise.JPG
    Start up with the hinge mortises...
    Box No. 1, install tools.JPG
    Tools to install each hinge..
    Box No. 1, lid installed.JPG
    Repeat and then attach lid to the box...
    Box No.1, Latched.JPG
    Attach a latch....fill a few holes in the lid's corners...
    Box No.1, Corner fixed.JPG
    Give all the sharp corners a slight round-over, and sand to 220 grit, for now

    Box No.1, Ready for sanding.JPG
    Can wait until Box No. 2 gets to this point, then I can add a finish to both of them at once...
    Not too bad of a day....might have actually got something done.

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    Have Doctor's Visits to do, today....still getting BP spikes. Will advise..

    Shoptime? Will see later, when I get back to home station....good news? NO Wake-up call from Uncle Charles (horse) this morning....first time since last Friday.....

    Might see how that Bishop saw does...now that the camera battery is charged back up...

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    Camera back to working! Amazing what a charged up battery can do..
    Box No. 1, done.JPG
    Better look at Box No.1...and yes, the plane is sitting inside..
    Box No. 2, Bishop at work.JPG
    Bishop No. 10 at work...
    Box No. 2, no fuzz zone.JPG
    It does not produce any "Fuzzies" upon exiting the cut...
    Box No. 2, Plug stock.JPG
    A strip of Ash, to use for plugging square holes..
    IMG_8091.JPG
    Using a pair of "Sweet Hearts" 6" bevel gauge, and ( had this number wrong, earlier) A Stanley SW No. 65 Marking gauge....


    About ready to head out on the road...advise when I get back home...stay tuned
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    Too long of a dreary, rainy day...40 mile drive each way. Then walk around in Menard's trying to find all the things on a shopping list....only to get yelled at by the Boss because of either wrong size or wrong type of bottle...Low air pressure alarm on the car...had to stop at the Chevy Dealership on the way home....they had to plug a small hole in the tire. Took longer to get home, got caught by a s l o w m o v i n g 120 car Unit grain train...doing about...5 mph...even stopped once...

    Picked up a few items for the shop, and a bite to eat....now? NEED a NAP!


    Doctor decide to just let a new/old pill run it's course....it is keeping the BP spikes away, but is behind a lot of the Uncle Charles' WAKE UP calls....water pill...Back to leg therapy Friday. ( BP is now at 128/74, BTW)

    May have found a image I can use to label these 2 boxes...
    craftsman label.jpg
    Matches the ones on both 79's irons....Maybe add a fancy "No. 79" to it? Not sure WHAT number Sears used...found it...No. 3720
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    Ok...Brass corners plates bought...
    Box No. 1, brass corners.JPG
    And a few cheap brushes....The pins that were sawn yesterday..
    Box No. 2, no fuzz zone.JPG
    Were worked over this morning....
    Box No. 2, outside ready to chop.JPG
    Knife wall the baseline, chop about 1/2 way down...flip over, and remove the rest of the waste...stand this board up on the "tail" board..
    Box No.2, trace the pins.JPG
    And with the inside faces FACING the correct way....trace around each pin..
    Box No.2, tails laid out.JPG
    Finish the marking out, then over to the bandsaw..
    Box No.2, bandsaw cuts.JPG
    Then chop out the waste, starting with the outside face, then flip over, and finish the chops....then a dry fit...
    Box No.2, dry fit, corner 1.JPG
    Not too dreadful? Repeat the above for corner No.2...
    Box No.2, 2 corner dry fit.JPG
    These take a little bit longer than those Finger/Box Joints did. spent about 90 minutes IN the shop, today...got 2 out of 4 corners done. Wasn't really in any hurry...so, no rushing around.

    Once the corners are done..rebates need done, and grooves for the lid made...then MAYBE a glue-up..?
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    There WAS a label that needed removed...not sure what glue they used, but it can't be just pulled of...so..
    Box No. 2, label remover.JPG
    We have ways, called a Stanley No. 70....and this is what it was made for..
    Box No. 2, label be gone.JPG
    They used to remove the labels off of old wooden shipping crates, re-label them, and ship them back out...and Stanley made a plane to do that task...

    Box No.2, chopping tools.JPG
    The Usual Suspects...to chop things a bit...
    2 Stanley SW tools.JPG
    These 2 are Stanley SW tools....a 6" bevel gauge (with a "Blued" blade) and that Stanley No. 65, with the backwards head, that I'll need to turn around...has a Brass "Mustache "as a wear plate..
    Boz No.2, setting a couple clamps.JPG
    Pre-set a few clamps, to have them ready to go...
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    Ok..lets see...over slept this morning..missed my appointment for Therapy on my legs. Pills for Breakfast? I guess....1st Breakfast, anyway...

    About 10:30am...meandered to the shop.....Diet Mountain Dew and a fully charged camera in tow....Might see IF I can get a bit done?

    Had 2 more corners to dovetail up..Pins to get laid out..
    Box No. 2, needful things.JPG
    Noticed the marking gauge was having trouble...dull cutter...took the time to also turn the head around to where it belonged.
    Box No.2, fixed.JPG
    Brass wear plate is supposed to face the cutter...Stanley No. 65 SW...Then finish the marking out..Bishop No.10 to make the cuts...Clamp the pin board good face up..
    Box No. 2, outside ready to chop.JPG
    Had a nice selection of chisels to use. Chop down half way...
    Box No.2, half way.JPG
    Before flipping the board over..
    Box No.2, chisel selections.JPG
    Select the right chisel to fit...
    Box No.2, corner 3 chopped.JPG
    Watch out...sometimes them chips will fly straight back at you...and..bounce off..
    Box No.2, ready to chop #3.JPG
    Pin board, corner #3.....match it up to Tail Board #3...stand pin board up on tail board, trace around the pins with a SHARP pencil..
    Box No.2, corner 3 tails sawn.JPG
    When the layout lines are done, take tailboard to the bandsaw (does the next task better than I do with a hand saw)cut on the waste side of the lines...make sure you have the correct "Waste" marked...then chop out the waste as with the pins....half & half....then test for fit..
    Stay tuned for Part 2...BRB
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    Ok..test to see how Corner #3 fits? (IF it takes a mallet to test the fit, might be too tight?)
    Box No.2, corner #3 done.JPG
    First try..barely got it to even start....did NOT want to split things, Pared a sticky spot, until it would fit together...one tail had a slight bulge in the middle..pared that flat...fits much better..

    Repeat all the above madness ( takes about 40-45 minutes, total.for each corner..but, who is in a hurry?) and then dry fit all 4 corners...
    Box No.2, 4 corners done.JPG
    Set the plywood panel for the bottom to mark out for rebates..
    Box No.2, plywod bottom.JPG
    As the rebates for the ends will be a bit different size, than the side one will be...
    Box No.2, rebate plane.JPG
    Craftsman No. 3720 (Sargent No. 79) will help build the box it will be calling home...leg vise needed a helper...
    Box No.2, vise helper.JPG
    At least on the longer side boards...end boards were just fine...we be making curlies...
    Box No.2, making curlies.JPG
    Not worried about the rebate running wild..we have ways..test fit with the plywood in place..
    Box No.2, dry fit for bottom.JPG
    flipped this mess over, and see how much I need to trim off the Pine Panel for the lid..
    Box No.2, lid panel needs trimmed.JPG
    Yeah...needs a bit of a trim for width and length...

    Stay tuned...
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    Ok...Pine Panel was trimmed, although I did use the tablesaw for that task. Now, about those "Blowouts" in the rebates...
    Box No.2, corner needs something.JPG
    While I did plug the hole up in the lid on Box No.1
    Box No. 1, done.JPG
    I had a different idea for the bottom ones...which will also dress these boxes up just a bit..
    Box No. 1, brass corners.JPG
    Bought 2 of these packages....large Brass corner trim...too big for the lid...but..
    Box No.2, the cover-up.JPG
    Just right for the bottom corners...and, no need to try to plug that ugly hole....all 4 corners on Box No.1 are done....Box No.2 will get these when it is done.

    The floor had a decided "Crunch" feeling to it..
    Box No.2, crunchy floor.JPG
    You think I should stop and sweep up the shop?

    As for the Bandsaw in use?
    Craftsman 12.JPG
    Nothing special.....and that leg vise?
    Sycamore Leg Vise.JPG

    The "Chop" is a 2 x 6 slab of Sycamore....that was rived for a 6 x 6 beam...it is own it's second pipe clamp...as the first was worn out...Leg Vise is actually older than this bench..by about 5 years...and the bench is just over 7 years old. Just getting broken in?

    Maybe tomorrow, I can get something done? "Time Clock" says it is now 1:45pm on a Friday.....I think I might have been working way too hard for a Friday? My back right between the shoulder blades says it is..and.....NOT A SINGLE BEER IN THE HOUSE?

    Stay tuned...
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    2-1/2 hours IN the shop, today...results?
    Box No.2, enough clamps, maybe.JPG
    Wonder IF that is enough clamps...

    Will do the update after a bit.
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    Lid needed flattening...
    Box No.2, flatten a lid.JPG
    Millers Falls No. 9, Type 4 ( last of the "Good" ones..)

    Set up to plough 4 grooves...
    Box No.2, first groove.JPG
    Check to make sure I was deep enough ALL the way along the grooves..
    Box No.2, depth checker.JPG
    One of the ends had a high spot right about where the Stanley 45 was starting it's run...re-jigged to get things to depth..
    Panel needed a rebate milled, to fit into that groove..
    Box No.2, a motley crew.JPG
    A 71-1/2...a #78....a #79? test the fit..
    Box No.2, wasn't deep enough.JPG
    This was the end that wasn't quite deep enough...

    Was finally able to do that glue up...AFTER I had marked out WHERE to run the saw, to split off the lid from the box.....on the OUTSIDE of the box.

    Box No.2, getting a bit chippy.JPG
    had to sweep this mess up..before I closed up shop, for the day.

    Stay tuned....them clamps have to leave...sometime..
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