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Time to see if I can do two projects at once.

I started work on a shoe shine box today. Sometimes I am thankful that I can have awesome wood with which to work. I threw a little denatured alcohol on it to get an idea of what it (Qtr Saw White Oak and Katalox) will look like. :thumbsup:



I glued up the panels and dimensioned the external pieces.

 

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Slow progress today. I had to do emergency surgery on the Shopsmith Mark V - the lower gear ratio mechanism decided to start grinding on the the motor. So I was only able to finish cutting the dovetails on the side panels and the rabbets for the top and bottom. The stopped dados will have to wait until later. Oh ... and I finished the removable shelf.

 

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The box is all put together. I love clamps!



After I took it out of the clamps, I gave it a light sanding with 80 grit. Then I ran it through the table saw with a depth set to about 1/16" from the thickness of the walls. A handsaw was able to complete the cut.



When cutting the rabbets to inset the lid and base, I decided not to pay close enough attention and routed on the wrong side. I didn't want to remake the part so I refit the pins and tails. The problem was that it created a 1/4" gap in one of them. I was able to rip a small piece of stock to the appropriate width and glue it into place. After it dried, the flush saw and sanding made it barely noticeable.

 
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