It's post-project loss-of-traction wheel-spinning time so I guess it's time to clean down the shed and get more tools on the wall...
Last stretch now. Start off by cleaning up from the glue-up last night. Trim the pegs with a flush-cut saw and run a chisel over the surface until it passes the fingerprint test. Use the plastic razor blades to get any glue squeeze-out I missed last night.
Those things are remarkably useful for this by the way, particularly in hard-to-get-at spots.
Gets right in there, doesn’t mar the surface at all.
Then saw off the horns so I can see what I’m working with.
Right. Test fit that on top of the chest and centralise it, make sure I have enough room for dust seals on either side plus the width of the dust seal again, and then mark off that point as being the final width of the lid.… Read the rest
So the last part of the build is the lid. Though if I had to do this over, I think I’d start with the lid, or at least with prepping its parts because that can set the dimensions of the rest of the parts (but in this case, I had a preset idea for what the contents of the chest would be so that dictated everything). I had a nice piece of oak for the lid but it wasn’t wide enough to act as a single-piece lid (since the lid’s not an inset door, you can do the one-piece bit if it’s not likely to warp – so quartersawn or riven stuff). So it’s frame and panel time again.
First though, need to move the chest off the workbench while I work on the lid.… Read the rest