Bottoming out

May 31 2014

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With the main glue up done, time to start in on the fine details. I planed down all the protruding pieces of the dovetails and gave everything a thorough sanding.

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Next, got to work on the bottom. I didn’t have a wide enough 1/4″ board, so I had to glue up a couple.

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With the glue dry, I planed the bottom panel all flat and smooth, and cut it to size.

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Then I gave all the edges a roundover with my faithful Stanley No. 4 plane and sanded it all silky smooth.

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And finally, glue the bottom on!

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And with that done, we are complete!

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Of course, that means the construction is complete. Still need to apply some finish. Going with shellac and a finishing wax. Because that’s what I’m into these days.

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