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.… 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).… Read the rest
So I had a 2330h callout last night after finishing in the shed and got to bed around 0100h; and then had another callout at 0430h that wrapped at 0530h and then went into work about 40 minutes later than usual because the last remaining scrap of the morning routine was blown out of the water when junior came down with a temperature (he’s caught the cold Claire and I have had for the last week).… Read the rest
Getting close now. Started today by cleaning up the inlaid peg in the front rail.
I’ll just trim down the front side while I think about what to do with it, since it’s a central decorative feature.
And now on to the main job, the panels. The panels were mostly flat and close to size already so it was mostly detail work and fettling and finishing.
Doesn’t look terrible.… Read the rest