Daily production notes on projects under construction at Smoky Mountain Woodworks. Slip on a pair of safety glasses and come on in!
Wednesday, November 11
Today I continued working on the steamer trunks by taking the lid frame that I fitted yesterday apart again, applying glue and clamping. I used a tape measure to measure across the diagonals -- if both diagonals measure the same length then the lid is square. If it's not (and it wasn't) I skew the clamps just a little to pull the lid so the long diagonal gets shorter. Measure again, adjust some more if needed until it's right. On a 40" diaganoal like this, if I can get them to measure within 1/16" of being equal I call it good enough and quit.
That took about 30 minutes, the rest of the day was spent solving problems not related to this project in any way.