Ash Box Project..
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  Re: Ash Box Project.. by bandit571 (Had a bunch of these...)
Clamps came off, joints needed cleaned up...
   
Hmmm, we have ways... Winkgrin  
   
To adjust the levels... Cool 
   
Finger grips were cleaned up..(Stanley Handi-grips?)
Ends were simply sanded  level...
   
Then a coat of stain was added... Cool
   
Bottom first, then the sides...
   
Then all around the insides, trying to get into every corner..
   
Wiped the excess off at each stage....allow to dry for a day... Winkgrin 

In-between Honey-do tasks Rolleyes  managed to add a bit of Brass...needed a couple tools.. Cool 
   
Screwdriver is a Stanley No. 1 point phillips, the Yankee 41 is a North Bros, pre-Stanley, 2 patent date drill..
   
fancy Brass corners for feet?

IF the Honey-dos are down for today...I can apply some Clear Gloss poly?   may even post that here, as well

IF anyone wants to see Confused  Stay tuned... Winkgrin
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#38
  Re: Ash Box Project.. by bandit571 (Had a bunch of these...)
Still have a stack of scraps....two panels were glued up....then  cut to size  where they matches each other....then cut to shape Winkgrin 
   
Then two others were trimmed to match each other,,,and dovetail pins were laid out on the end of one "side" piece..
   
usual suspects...then a bit of saw and chisel work.. Rolleyes  
   
Then these pins were used to lay out the tails....then more chisel work...the a dry fit... Rolleyes   
   
Then repeat all of that for a second corner... Cool  
   
One day, I might just get organized....then watch out Winkgrin 

Shaped a blank for the handle... Cool
   
Will cut a tenon on each end, to fit a through mortise in the ends...

Thinking about adding a few dividers inside....to hold remotes and such...plywood bottom will just be glued on...

Stay tuned Cool
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#39
  Re: Ash Box Project.. by bandit571 (Had a bunch of these...)
Edge grain dovetails have a tendency to snap of,,,if things get a bit too snug during dry fits.....got fed up with them, buzzed them all off. Upset ..and nail and glued the tote together... Rolleyes  
   
Including a plywood bottom...then worked on the dividers...
   
Bought a dowel to make a handle...the other blank looked too clunky No
Dividers were sized, then notched so the center one could fit over them, and lock them in place, when I glued the center one to the bottom of the tote..
   
After the glue dried, things get a good sanding ( planes and nails don't play well, together) and a coat of stain applied  
   
And the end view..
   
And a view of the brass nailed bottom..
   
Missed a couple spots on the handle. Rolleyes ..can get them after bit...then maybe a coat of clear gloss poly?  
   
We'll see how it turns out.  

(next "Build Along Thread"?   A rebuild of the ugly front porch...IF anyone wants to follow along... Confused ) Stay tuned   Winkgrin
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There was indeed a few hand tools used...pilot holes for the handle needed drilled...then a countersink bit was used... Cool  
   
Hammer was just enough to drive those brass nails....and, for the mis-hit nails, and where the sides were too thin...decent pair of nail-pullers was needed.. Cool 
   
That little red thing?   Is a Ratcheting screwdriver, will a rusted in place Upset  No. 1 Phillips bit...Dividers needed thinned down and jointed, until all were the same thickness ( and FLAT) and width...tool for that?
   
Stanley No. 3c, Type 11/12, with a SW iron.... Cool

Was trying out a "new" Uhoh  chisel...and no, it did not come from Ali's, either.. Rolleyes
   
Used it right out of the "bag"...Flatten the back?  No....hone the edge?  Nope.....edge roll or chip using it on hardwood (Ash) using a hammer?  Nope, worked just fine. Cool   Bought it Menard's the other day....tired of Metric width chisels, and did not have a true 1/4" wide chisel I could use a hammer on..$9.29+ tax 
   
Other hand tools used....Had no trouble with the pins...it was those Upset  tails being the wrong grain direction...
   
Was only 4 tails per joint...loss of more than one wasn't a good idea... No
   
At least those $3 harbor Freight 12" clamps do the job without any "issues" Winkgrin
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looking good!


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#42
  Re: Ash Box Project.. by bandit571 (Had a bunch of these...)
Sanded and stained....
   
daughter is using this for jars of seasonings... Cool
   
Even the plywood turned out decent... Rolleyes 
   
So...last of the thin Ash scraps have left the building...working with $830 of treated lumber and hardware, now....

IF you want a build along on that...let me know...
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