|Pieces Mitered, Corners Match|
The over-all height of this box is 6 3/4" which is pretty wide to cut miters on. I double-checked the squareness of my jig before starting to cut the pieces, seems as if it always needs a bit of adjustment before a new project. Notice the bolt head at the right side of the fence in this picture?
|Cutting Short Sides|
|Cutting Long Sides|
See that heater close to me? It's been extremely cold the past couple of days and that's supposed to continue till mid-week. Managed to get my little work area up to 52 degrees, early morning temp was in the upper 30's in the shop so it's definitely time to bundle up. I finished todays work time up by cutting the dado's for the top/bottom panel and cutting those panels to size. Tomorrow after Church I'll cut the joinery on them and then use a scraper to smooth the surface. I always finish the panels before I assemble a box which may be a challenge with our current cold snap. Don't want to use the propane heater while I'm finishing. My plan is to put the oil in the house tonight to warm up then take it out to the shop to apply it. I'll be able to bring the pieces into the laundry room to dry, sure am glad Diane likes the smell of fresh oil! Have to check specifications for shellac which I what the interior of the box will be.