I’m not certain if this is the best way to go about doing these posts – perhaps it would be better to do a project post as a fair accompli – all pics/text in one post. Regardless, for this first one, I’ll do it as I build it.
As promised, the first of many pics – assembled carcase side and interior compartment, flattened and basically smoothed. The interior partition is a glue-up of walnut and poplar to save the primary wood.
Two planes used: Veritas low angle jack plane and Wood River #4 1/2 smoother.
*Note – I use either HHG or OBG on pretty much everything now unless the joint need be watertight. I have noticed that the ends of my panel glue-ups will come apart. I am not sure if this is due to having a poor clamp up, the joint was glue-starved at that location, or what. I don’t get this all the time, but on 2 of the 7 panels I’ve glued up with it on this project, and many on other projects, I’ll wind up with about 1-1 1/2″ of open joint at the end of a panel. Any ideas what may be causing this?