Making a Thing

May 24 2014

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Making some stuff for wife and daughter. This is going to be a tote type organizer, by my wife’s design. Something like this:

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Start with some half inch poplar.

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Knife walls for the first cut.

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And the cut…

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Plane the edges completely square on the shooting board.

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Cut the next piece, use the shooting board. Now we have two pieces exactly the same length.

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Now cut the sides, same deal.

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Now we have a box.

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Surface and edge plane all the pieces. Now everything is flat and square.

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Start laying out the dovetails with a divider.

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Marking out the tails.

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Cutting the tails.

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Tails all cut.

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Cut out the corner pieces.

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Now chisel out the pin recesses.

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Clean it all up, make sure everything is straight, smooth and square.

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Now lay out the pins.

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Ready to cut. But I’m going to call it a night. Not bad for an evening’s work.

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