With the dovetails all fitting, we are ready to clean up the inside faces of the box, ready for gluing the corners together. It’s a systematic process that minimises the risk of messing up. Lots of tricks of the trade for gluing up and checking the whole for squareness, etc. Planing out any unevenness ensures a printing finish, and we definitely follow a process that gives top-notch results. The lid and bottom of the box are both rounded over, and the simplest thing is that we only need one tool, the #4 plane, to achieve amazing results. The final stage is to glue the bottom onto the box and prepare the lid for hingeing.
You can view the first episode of the project here.
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