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Had a bunch of these Ash scraps I was going to use up....before the Gall Bladder Episode...finally getting around to making a small box out of the stuff...trying to get the most out of the least, as it were Rolleyes 

Start up meant I needed a few glue ups prepped...
   
I found 4 pieces close to the same size...and jointed the edges...all at once.   Flipped things around, to find two that were close to a match, and glued those two together.. Cool 
   
Middle needed cauls to keep it flat....Still had two more to do..
   
At least these two went together better... Rolleyes 
   
Still have a stack of thins for ends? Rolleyes 
   
And a few thicker parts, as needed 
   
And..even have a few to glue up into a lid panel... Cool
   
3/8" thick, mostly Rolleyes    May find a few uses for these? Confused  
   
One seems to be out and about?  I think I might have a spare Rolleyes 

That's the start, will see how things turn out...
Stay tuned.. Winkgrin
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  Ash Box Project.. bandit571 Had a bunch of these...
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One panel is out of the clamps,  issues with the hands shaking way too much No .   panel has been planed flat....will need the ends squared up.  maybe tomorrow, I can get something done... Rolleyes
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  Ash Box Project.. bandit571 Had a bunch of these...
Panel is cleaned up... Winkgrin  
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Plane of choice for this Ash? Confused  
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Stanley No. 3c.    has 3 patent dates....seems to be a "tweener" between Type 11 and Type 12....has a SW iron on board.   seems to work decently enough Cool 
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I'll get to this one, tomorrow.....I also managed to get an "end" panel in the clamps....couple of passes along the mating edges with the plane..
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To remove any gaps.    Vise does a good job of acting as a helping hand.   Found two more scraps for the other "end" Rolleyes 
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This might take more than just a couple passes to joint the edges.. Confused 

May do a "Box Joint" for the corners....hand cut, of course.   We'll see, no rush right now... Rolleyes 

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Reason I use that #3c size plane for these thin parts... Confused 
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The #4c feels a bit too big Rolleyes 
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Got a couple panels out of the clamps today..and a fourth one into the clamps Cool 
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#4 needed a lot of work done...just to get two edges to meet gap-free Rolleyes
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#3 got cleaned up....was a bit wider than the long panels....needed an edge jointed.. Cool  
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Cleaned up Panel #2..
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And set it with #1 and #3....waiting on #4 to cure.....got to thinking Uhoh  maybe instead of one LARGE box....maybe a match pair of smaller boxes?
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Have enough for two lids, anyway....marked a center line Cool
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Tablesaw to square the ends, and split the center line....then repeat for the two longer panels...first one got set with the ends..
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Then the long panel below this mess was also cut....still waiting on glue to dry Rolleyes
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Lid parts might be a tad too long, but that is better than too short.   Can cut both down to sizes needed...

Have a 6mm mortise chisel ( Narex) that will get used to lay out the "fingers" for the Box Joints....Backsaw and chisel to remove the waste.   maybe by Tuesday, I can start on that? Confused 
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  Ash Box Project.. bandit571 Had a bunch of these...
Monday being Monday Rolleyes  Shop is closed today.   I may go to check on the glued up panel after supper...we'll see. Winkgrin

Thinking a 1/4" plywood bottom panel, glued and nailed in place....MAYBE some shop-made molding around the bottom to hide the plywood edges... Confused


Whether to hinge the lids, or add a piece under the lid, and have it just lift off the box...? Confused 

Finger joint layouts and start ups, tomorrow....I hope. Rolleyes

Stay tuned.. Winkgrin
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Will update in the morning, but....maybe a tease? Confused  
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Dry fit of two of the corners...will be working on the other end, tomorrow....
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Done at the bench, with just hand tools, BTW.. Cool 

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Oh, fun.  Looking forward to more details.
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  Ash Box Project.. bandit571 Had a bunch of these...
well, first I got 3 boards to match up enough to do a glue up.. Rolleyes
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From this mess into..
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This.  Stashed it over in a corner, out of the way...
Box #1 long sides needed squared up to match each other, then clamped in the vise..
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Combo Square to mark a "baseline" all around, showing how thick the ends are, then..
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I used a 6mm chisel to lay out the spacings for the fingers...
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Then a small square to mark across and down the faces,  needed to guide a saw
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Goal being to split these lines, or, at least cut on the waste side...
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After which, the two go their separate ways, easier to chop one board at a time...
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Chopped halfway, leave a tab for support, for when I flip the board over... Cool
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Then use these, to lay out the cuts, and chops for the matching end piece....goal here was to leave the lines, and cut the waste...that was the goal Rolleyes
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First set is on the left, second set was a little bit better....later today (maybe Rolleyes ) I can work on the other end....now that I have a bit of practizing done Winkgrin 

Stay tuned.. Winkgrin ..BTW, when I chop those little squares of waste out...they tend to fly straight back at me... No
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  Ash Box Project.. bandit571 Had a bunch of these...
Got the rest of the corners for this box done, today... Cool 
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Nice when I need a mallet to drive these together Winkgrin 
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And check for square... Confused 
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One down, one to go? 
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May just go ahead, and complete Box #1....lid is out of the clamps..
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A little bit big, but, I can cut away the "bad" parts, and make sure the rest is square and flat...
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Managed to pick up some hinges, today...not so sure about the "new" Mitre Saw, though Rolleyes 
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May wait until it grows up Confused Winkgrin 
Back started hurting, time to quit for the day....Stay tuned Winkgrin
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