The dowels were fairly beefy at 1/2". I really considered using epoxy from the beginning, but I honestly enjoy working with hide glue more and like the idea of repairability even though the chance of doing anything that would involve steaming a joint is very very small.
I've done one almost exactly the same, although I had to completely replace the rail with the hinges. If that's the same as mine, those are fairly large dowels. Mine is no museum piece and it's used every day, so I just went with epoxy. I don't remember if I glued the bottom, but I do remember that the bottom panel was not a good fit, too. Nice job.
Thanks. I strongly believe in repairing everything we can instead of disposing and buying new. The bench itself isn't a showpiece, but for piano lessons and a family with young kids, it fits right in.
Wow really fantastic what a great restoration! This bench will last for many more years in this age of disposable everything!
Thanks! Normally I also chamfer those liners, but I was in such a rush with this box I completely forgot! I'm sure I'll do a v2.0 of it and I'll take more time on that one.
Really nice! One thing I do with my sleeves is chamfer all the outside edges. This allows the top to locate super easily when putting it on. I also like your divider v-groove and may steel that idea from you on my next box. I assume your sleeve is friction fit?
Thanks Sean. The T-rule is the 1 Woodpeckers tool that I own and find useful. I was about to say it wasn't a OTT, but I stand corrected: https://www.woodpeck.com/onetime-tool-hook-rule-2015.html
That's one sweet lookin' box, Scott! Love the grain selection of the Padauk. What's that T-ruler looking thing you are using in a few of the photos? May need to pick one up!
This is such a great box, and not just because I have vested interest in it. I like how the inclusion of something so seemingly insignificant like a spline of padauk can change the look so much.
That looks great Scott. I was going to ask about what method you use for cutting your miters but you said you cut them on a sled. Do you ever end up shooting them too or are you able to get them crisp enough straight from the sled? Also, do you wax after shellac and with what wax? Just johnsons or something like that?
I find that with my sled my miters are good enough to look crisp on my boxes. The walnut on this actually warped a little because I was rushing and didn't let it sit long enough after resawing, but otherwise I've never had too much of an issue. I want to make a shooting board for miters, but time is the enemy for this.
I don't wax after shellac, mostly because I'm lazy/don't want to try new things. I like the ability to refresh a finish without having to worry about a wax layer to mess everything up. To be fair, I have waxed a turned piece, but never my boxes.
Always trying to show us up aren't you Kevin? Freaking A, you hit this one out of the park.
Love, Love, Love this piece.Great job Scott!
Love, Love, Love this piece.
Great job Scott!
Thanks Tim, always appreciate the kind words!
I was really worried about how the maple would look against the fir, but it did turn out well! I really want to look into making my own banding for some cool patterns and whatnot.
Looks great and the banding looks so sharp!
The inside of the lid looks just like the bottom, a mirror of the top panel. I haven't tried any inlay (when this box was completed, I've since tried once), but it would nice with something around that lip but not the full width to disrupt the grain on the exterior.
Very nice and precise work. Hard to hide mistakes in boxes (except maybe on the bottom).Would have looked great if you lined some more curly maple on the flat edge around the lip of the liner.I want to see the inside of the lid...I like the idea of that double groove solid top and want to see the inside of it.
Very nice and precise work. Hard to hide mistakes in boxes (except maybe on the bottom).
Would have looked great if you lined some more curly maple on the flat edge around the lip of the liner.
I want to see the inside of the lid...I like the idea of that double groove solid top and want to see the inside of it.
I can't believe I'm just seeing this. Sweet boxes! How did you go about attaching the tops and bottoms? Anything other than a rabbet? I have a Reddit Secret Santa who is a principle and I was thinking a pencil box would be a great gift. Any tips you can pass on?
Dang this is awesome. May I ask whereabouts this is located? I assume the coast of somewhere since you're dealing with tides and saltwater. Is your setup something special for the area or is it a fairly normal thing to have a big dock tied to the property?
Don't quote me on it, but I want to say ballpark 4000k or "Cool white"
What's the temp of your LEDs?
They really make drawers simple. I didn't have to bother with half blind dovetails or special router bits. I've done dowels in the past to similar effect.
Nice, I like the Domino's on the drawers.
That was the #1 thing I was going for. I didn't want to feel like I was shoved into some dank garage and instead wanted a clean space. I think it will get even better when I can hang up those frames.
Wow, it sure does look like a lot cozier place to be.
Right now it's nothing. I mentioned in one of the photos that I will be building a mobile outfeed based on a scissor table that I'll be able to use for the tablesaw or the bandsaw when needed. That should be coming up fairly soon.
Shop looks fantastic! What do you use for outfeed support or did I miss it in your description above?
I'd love to see more of the small box stuff. Really highlights the need for attention to details.
Matt Kenney would be proud! ;)
I now know how much work I have in front of me on this.
@Sean I wanted proud too, but practicality reigned supreme.