After cutting the rabbets and doing a little clean up, it was time to glue the box up with the bottom in. Next, I’ll glue in the top and then cut the box apart.
I matched the pieces and cleaned up the rabbets together.
Then cleaned up the pieces for glue up.
This project is a secret Christmas gift for the spouse .. a jewelry box. It’s also a Wood Whisperer Guild project .. although Marc is building a humidor. I’m using the wonderful curly maple I picked up at Northwest Timber.
I cut a groove into the front, back and sides to install a decorative strip.
Using the No. 80 scraper to final size the decorative strip.
Decorative strip of paduk installed.
Then I cut the sides, back and front from the board.
Shooting the pieces square and to final size.
First dry fit. Obviously, some trimming and fitting still needs to be done.
Check out Marc’s humidor!
This ship pulled into our port this week. The damaged caused by the same typhoon that hit the Philippines. All I can say is that I’m very happy I wasn’t on this ship during the storm.
After one looonng boat ride and three airplanes, I’m finally back. No wood working to report form vacation, but I’ll be starting a Christmas project today or tomorrow.
Signing my name with letter and number punch.
In order to groove the bottom rail, I set my double marking gauge to the width of the plow plane blade.
Then scored the edges of the groove to prevent tear out.
Using the plow to make the groove.
I used a Paul Seller’s work holding method and a Rockler clamp to hold the board while I plowed the groove. I was pretty happy with how well it worked. I clamped the edges of the piece in the clamp and then clamped the clamp in my vise.
Measuring for the panel.
Chamfering the leading edge of the rabbet.
Raising the panel.
Using spacers to center the panel.
And gluing it up!
Here’s a quick step by step on how I cut the bevels on the legs with a few progress shots.
Checking the layout to make sure I did it correctly.
Setting the lines with a marking knife.
Sawing the bevels.
Surface after sawing and a little chisel clean up.
Cleaning up the pair with my No. 4.
Progress shots with the drawer frame in.