Several things were in the works at one time.
All were in a stalled -or- waiting point.
What to do~what to do.
Well~the tools were still out to fabricate ceiling tin. . . and I have all these end scraps laying around. . . how about a few BABY planter boxes?!
I measured the scraps, figured out how big a box could be based on the measurements, dug through for appropriate scrap wood and ripped it up.
I prefer mitered joints and usually tip the table saw blade to cut them, but these are small boxes and it would be a lot faster to cut them at the chop saw/compound miter saw.
Most people don’t use (or understand?) the compound features of a chop saw. And it’s actually super easy!
1st- move the left side fence over and out of the way~there’s a lever on the back side.
2nd- tip the blade by releasing the levered lock at the back-center right side~there’s a gauge to show you varying angles, then RElock.
The reason I used THIS method is because the pieces are taller than the clearance of the nut that secures the blade~so the cut would not go all the way through and I’d have to flip it and line it up exactly to finish the cut. Yeah~no.
This way was fast, easy, and all the pieces were cut in a few minutes~then it was just a matter of nailing the parts together. It’s a cleaner look when you see the corners in a finished piece, but I also like the connecting points better~period.
I added a bottom and moved over to my “pounding table!”
*See~I’m getting something out of it after all! ; D
I made two with tin and used up some bead board scraps on a third.
I capped them with maple doorstop & other scraps!
I’ll add a small plastic container to each with saturated florist foam and a nosegay of evergreen from the garden for the sale this weekend! I think they’ll make pretty holiday arrangements!