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    Curvy?

    Watch this space...
    Thurs. Journal, first dry fit.JPG
    And see how this becomes..
    Keepsake Box, curves.JPG
    Currently building one in Maple....
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    I guess this is "Tails First" Anyway...once they are laid out..
    Thurs. Journal, saw cuts.JPG
    And a few saw cuts made...time to remove the waste...TIP: Use a backer board..
    Friday's Journal. backer board.JPG
    To support when chopping from this face...start on the other face first, about half way, then flip over onto the backer..
    Friday's Journal, chopped.JPG
    And finish the chopping....clean things up a bit..then..
    Friday's Journal, trace around.JPG
    Set up to trace around everything...
    Friday's Journal, laid out.JPG
    Yep, all those areas with the red "X" has to be chopped out...Key here is to saw on the waste side of the lines
    Friday's Journal, wrong side.JPG
    And NOT like this..(was in too big of a hurry..) Will have to set up a spare to replace this...

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    Once the pins are laid out...carry the cut lines on across...then a bit of chisel work..
    Friday's Journal, first chops.JPG
    Dig about halfway down on the show face..then flip over..
    Friday's Journal, awaiting clean up.JPG
    (this one was sawn on the waste side of the lines, BTW) remove most of the waste....the remaining parts get pared down to the lines..
    Friday's Journal, 2 out of 3.JPG
    Dry fit #2....will try to get the other 2 tomorrow...as one is half done...replacement for that other long side has been resawn and planed flat...will try again..

    Paul Sellers calls this a Keepsake Box....and has a Masterclasses video series on how he made his version....in Walnut..

    Stay tuned...
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    Free form artistry. Not something one sees every day. Have you thought about making antiques? This certainly looks Colonial.
    Best Regards, Maurice

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    Paul Sellers provided a Plan..3 pages worth..
    Journal Project, The Plan.JPG
    and...
    Oct. Box Project, joint details.JPG
    and..the 3rd one details how a floating panel for the lid and the bottom of the box are built..

    His was made out of Walnut...mine will be out of Maple.
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    Ok...Laundry Detail last night...Washer cycle: Resaw, and flatten with a hand plane, a replacement Pin board. To replace the mis-cut ( BADLY) one...then wait( and rest up) until time to toss the clothes into the dryer....

    Dryer Cycle (54 minutes): lay out, and saw the new pins for corner #2. Chop out the waste....frist dry fit..didn't...pare a bit, here and there..try again...hmmm, needed to pare the floor a bit..Try a third dry fit...still needed a mallet..but..
    Laundry Detail, new dry fit.JPG
    All but that one tail seems to fit..Hmmm..
    Laundry Detail, needs cleaned out.JPG
    Ah...that's why...need to clean out some "crumbs"...

    Later today?
    Laundry detail, last corner.JPG
    "The Last in Line"? One more corner to do...then a different sort of plane?
    Laundry Detail, messy bench.JPG
    Each side needs two grooves ploughed...3/16" x 3/16", to house the floating panels for the lid and the bottom of the box. I use the Stanley #45...not sure what Paul Sellers used on his.

    Stay tuned...film @2300 hrs..
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    Task to be done before a 3:30 Kick-off..
    Sat. Journal, start here.JPG
    lay out and saw the tail board, yes, I am doing tails first on this Project. Set a backer board underneath, and chop about halfway down..then flip over..
    Sat. Journal, done.JPG
    Different backer board, to protect the bench top...and remove the waste...pare right up to the lines. Use this to lay out the pin board...with a SHARP #2 Pencil.

    trying out a different saw, this time...
    Sat. Journal, better saw.JPG
    Goal here, is to leave the lines, and cut only on the waste side. A saw guide? Yep, the fingernail on my left index finger, sits right ON the line, and the first 2 knuckles help keep the saw vertical in the cut..
    Sat. Journal, better cuts.JPG
    Then chop out the waste again...then a dry fit..or 3...had to pare a couple spots, but..
    Sat. Journal, last corner, done.JPG
    The last of 4 corners is done.

    Half-time? Spent that watching Episode 2....to see what Paul Sellers does next...something about cutting the floating panels to size? First, I need to finish resawing those 2 panels..

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    Resaw....3/4" down to 5/8" thick....first...
    Working Late, start here.JPG
    I set up the tablesaw to cut a kerf, all the way around each board...then the Cardio can begin...stand up one board in the vise..
    Working Late, stand it up.JPG
    D8 to saw down almost to the top of the vise...
    Working Late, time to flip.JPG
    Turn the board over, and saw from the other end...
    Working Late, cut is done.JPG
    Careful, as once you meet up with the first cut, the saw will drop...results?
    Working Late, 1st board results.JPG
    Still have to plane the boards flat...
    Working Late, flattening.JPG
    Only question left...
    Working Late , Panels.JPG
    Which panel to be the lid's panel, and which to be the bottom of the box?

    Stay tuned..
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    I’ll have to hurry up and finish mine! You’ll get done before I do.

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    Sunday, 2+ hours IN the shop...had a lot of grooves to do...panels got a groove on their edges...
    Sunday work, depth checked.JPG
    3/8" deep...same with the end grain...
    Sunday work, end grain.JPG
    Sides get a pair of grooves...
    Sunday work, gauge lines.JPG
    A gauge line along the outside edge of the groove, to prevent any blowouts...

    The end also get 2 grooves, however, Stanley 45 has issues with things shorter than it is...and with a single skate, to boot..so..
    Sunday work, grooving the ends.JPG
    Just move the fence a few times. I also kept checking the fits..
    Sunday work, test fit.JPG
    Almost there....was finally able to do a partial dry fit...
    Sunday work, big dry fit.JPG
    Can't a full one, because it would never come back apart...
    Sunday work, bottom panel.JPG
    Yes, that is the way the panel fit.....because after I curve the sides, that 3/8" step will go away...and blend into the panels..

    16 grooves were milled...
    Sunday work, inside details.JPG
    And they all interlock together...like a puzzle.

    Stay tuned....have 2 stopped dados to chop, and then I can start to shape the sides...with a hand plane..
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    I should have known better...than to work on a Monday....but...wanted to install a pencil sharpener...
    Boston.JPG
    It says Boston, on the other side...being bashful?

    Went to tap the dry fit apart...heard that dreaded "Crack"... and now have a glue-up I am waiting on..
    worked Monday, repaired.JPG
    Grooves are a tad too tight....fine tuned all of them...panels are supposed to look like they are floating, anyway..

    The end that didn't snap....we have work to do..once a divider was cut to size...
    worked Monday, dado tools.JPG
    These tools to chop a stopped dado....with the router to clean up the mess left by the chisels..
    worked Monday, stopped dado.JPG
    soooo..
    worked Monday, router plane.JPG
    leveled things out...yes, there IS a screw in the top of the bench....it was needed to hold the part still, while the chisels were chopping away....hate chasing a part across the bench..

    worked Monday, removalable divider.JPG
    Divider is designed to be removable, hence the loose dado..just above the dado, is the line a saw will follow ( I hope) when the lid is sawn free of the glued up box..

    Vertigo is also bothering my head, today...should have left the shop closed, today...
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    This MIGHT take a couple posts..anyway..clamps came off, today...and a layout was done..
    Tues. Chops, lay out.JPG
    Then clamped the part..
    Tues. Chops, clamped down.JPG
    Chop most of the waste out..
    Tues. Chops, chisel work.JPG
    Then the router plane to clean things up, and level..
    Tues. Chops, cleaned up.JPG
    Then set the combo square to 3/16"...mark down from the outside face...along the edges...
    Tues. Rounds, Stop line.JPG
    This is a stop line. Goal is to plane down to that line, to make a gentle curve up to the center of the board...
    Tues. Rounds, almost done.JPG
    One on the left needs a bit more fine tuning...

    With the 2 ends, I could just clamp into the vise....however, to do the same for the longer sides of the box..I need a jig..
    Tues. Rounds, jigged up.JPG
    Same as before, mark a stop line, then plane a curve down towards that line...
    Tues. Rounds, a few more.JPG
    Was getting close....when Uncle Charles hit with the cramps....toes in the left foot, top of the right calf, and the fingers...
    It wasn't like I was working all THAT hard...


    Will reset the jig, tomorrow, and try again...stay tuned..
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    Cleaning up last night's mess...
    Wed. Follies. last night's mess.JPG
    This was just from doing the 2 long sides....the pile from the 2 ends was already gone..
    Wed. Follies, Needs sawn.JPG
    Dry fit, this morning...need to trim a few items..
    Wed. Follies, needs trimmed.JPG
    Mainly items like these...need sawn..
    Wed. Follies, Fine saw.JPG
    Then all the corners can be cleaned up..
    Wed. Follies, about ready.JPG
    Still had to level the top and bottom edges..
    Wed. Follies, Leveling up.JPG
    Before things are buried under a forest of clamps..
    Wed. Follies, forest of clamps.JPG
    Let this sit for today...

    Will clean up the glue joints later...fill in the holes as needed...get this ready to be sawn apart for the lid...maybe tomorrow?
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    Thursday, saw work....first a bit of clean up..
    Thurs. saw work. cleaning up.JPG
    Glue joints needed flushed, lids needed it too...ends?
    Thurs. saw work, trim saw.JPG
    Holes needed plugged, then everything planed/sanded smooth
    Thurs. saw work, all cleaned up.JPG
    Then mark a cut line all the way around..
    Thurs. saw work, all the way around.JPG
    Then saw at the corners...
    Thurs. saw work, corners first.JPG
    Then drop the hand...
    Thurs. saw work, ends next.JPG
    To connect the corners...then take a short break..
    Thurs. saw works, breaktime.JPG

    BRB...
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    "And..we're BACK!"......remembered to turn the shop fan on, too...

    Anyway, ends are sawn...need to connect them...
    Thurs. saw work, then finish the long sides.JPG
    Good thing I have 2 of these saws...left this one here, flip the box over, and saw the other side of the box...
    Results are a bit rough..
    Thurs. saw work, rough cut.JPG
    Those were rip saws, after all..

    Maybe later ( after running the Boss' errands) I can plane the edges a bit..
    Thurs. saw work, done.JPG
    Thinking this MIGHT be the front of the box?

    Stay tuned...
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