Frame & Panel Mini Chest,
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A start up.... Winkgrin 

Bandsaw is been "on-line" now.    It did have a few issues....until I mentioned that the motor could be replaced, again....dang if it didn't start right up.... Winkgrin 

Right now, I'm taking things easy with it.....running a 1/4" wide blade...less stress on the saw.

Have a pile of scraps to mill..
   
mostly 3/4" thick stuff...needs to be resawn to 3/8"... Winkgrin 
   
Kind of brown, and wavy......tried a jack plane to flatten these....plane was too big,   went with one a bit smaller..
   
I also had to cut a few ends square.. Rolleyes  
   
Works for me.   The Stanley No. 3c also did some Jointer work... Cool  
   
Once I got most of the parts close to the same width. 

Stay tuned for the next exciting episode... Winkgrin
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  Re: Frame & Panel Mini Chest, by bandit571 (A start up.... :wink...)
There was one longer board..turned it into a "Book Matched" set...
   
One was a little misshapened...wider at one end....bandsaw to trim that.  Then the plane again, trying to get two edges to match.. Rolleyes 
   
Will wait and see IF this will be wide enough to make a panel for a lid.....may need one more piece Confused  we'll see

Set the thin stuff aside, for now....reset the bandsaw..
   
Need to mill 1" wide strips...to build frames to house those thin panels....
   
Some Maple, some Ash.   Will need to mark a cut line to follow, so I can keep track of where the blade is going


Made a big mess on the floor, today..
   
Guess I had better bring the trashcan back down to the shop...

Well, it is a start..we'll see how this turns out.    Single Brain Cell Sketch Up is still working on the details..
Stay tuned..
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  Re: Frame & Panel Mini Chest, by bandit571 (A start up.... :wink...)
Frame parts have been ripped for width....some @ 1-1/2"....some @ 1".. Cool  
   
Even found a few extras to mill.  
Found a few extra parts that should be thin enough for panels... Rolleyes  
   
Need to get some measurements made, and see where to start crosscutting things...

Added a filler strip to the blank for the lid..and did a glue up.. Uhoh  
   
Was a Royal PITA to do Upset , but somehow made it.    Might have had enough clamps? Rolleyes 

Measurements?   Well there IS a Walnut & Cherry version I made a while back...
   
This newest version will be a Maple flavoured version..... Cool

Stay tuned.. Winkgrin
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  Re: Frame & Panel Mini Chest, by bandit571 (A start up.... :wink...)
Plan has been drawn up...more of a guide-line, than anything set in stone.. Rolleyes 
   
Managed to mill enough parts for a front frame.. Cool  
   
and the rear frame.. Rolleyes 
   
And enough skinny parts for the end frames' corner posts... Winkgrin  
   
Once I remembered I need to mill tenons on the ends of the rails....the panels  didn't look quite as short.. Upset  
   
So, maybe tomorrow, I can adjust the tenon sizes to match the panel lengths....since I haven't cut the tenons yet Rolleyes ....

Stay tuned....the cussing has begun...
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  Re: Frame & Panel Mini Chest, by bandit571 (A start up.... :wink...)
Maybe after Lunch is done, and settled....I can meander done to the shop...for a while?   May make use of the Stanley 45 today.....need a bunch of grooves cut.  Some of these parts even need two grooves done.    Then maybe the tenons can be done, too Confused 

Depends on how much time I get IN the shop, today.. Rolleyes 
Stay tuned.. Winkgrin
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  Re: Frame & Panel Mini Chest, by bandit571 (A start up.... :wink...)
Your original (inspiration) looks very nice. This is a good 'cook up', as I have read these travelogues described twenty, or so, years ago.
Bruce
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  Re: Frame & Panel Mini Chest, by bandit571 (A start up.... :wink...)
Well....Despite the leg and toe cramps...got a little more done... Winkgrin 
   
The other frame's mortises were done...
Ran a plane around..
   
To make raised panels out of both panels..after they had been trimmed to size...
Back was then glued up..
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Then the front frame was done...
   
Both were checked for square, too.. Cool  
   
maybe later today, I can start on the frames for the ends...and maybe a lid? Confused 
Stay tuned Winkgrin
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  Re: Frame & Panel Mini Chest, by bandit571 (A start up.... :wink...)
Somehow managed to get the two end frames into the clamps today.... Rolleyes 
   
Used the Stanley 45 to mill both the grooves..
   
And those tongues  
   
Used a compass to lay out the feet details 
   
Used that Stanley No. 3c to raise the panels..
   
Thinking this is actually Cherry?   was all out of the thin Maple stock... No 

Will let the two end frame cure over-night...then see how tomorrow goes Cool 

Stay tuned Winkgrin
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  Re: Frame & Panel Mini Chest, by bandit571 (A start up.... :wink...)
Took the two end frames out of their clamps today...only to have one corner post pop right off....more glue, and a nail through each tenon.   Got to checking where the panel of the box's bottom will go....too low on the ends to cut a groove. No   A Rebate would not be of much help, either....decided to just leave the ends alone, and hang the bottom from the grooves already there....notched to fit around the corner posts...
   
 Hmm...a forest of clamps has appeared on top of my bench Rolleyes  
   
Needed one pipe clamp to pull things into square. another because the F style clamp didn't have enough hp to do the job.. Upset  
   
Either  the groove was off-center, or the tongue was....will fix this corner with a glued on sliver of maple.    Then tomorrow, I can use a plane to clean all the corner joints up.  

Maybe I can also start work on a lid? Confused 
   
Should be enough to do that.  May look into adding some brass corner braces.....we'll see.  

Have one more day to get as much done as I can....stay tuned Winkgrin
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  Re: Frame & Panel Mini Chest, by bandit571 (A start up.... :wink...)
As always I love the project and how you do it.  Looking forward to seeing more.
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.  
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