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Iheie die d tot of facing srrips to glue on to the parts biri. lo provide mixe working time when positioning thern, I used slow settinq liquid hide qlue.

the facing strips, 'lliere are two things that alloel the lit of these miters: the angle of the blade and rhe length of the strips.

ANGLE. Since there are eight strips on each tier, yuull need to tilt the saw blade* j to make a 22W cut (Fig. 5a). An easy J way lo check tliis angle is lo cut miters on the ends of two test pieces. If they lit together tightly when held against ihe frame, you can concentrate on cutting the facing strips lo lenglh.

length. L'ach tier has four long lacing strips ((i) and four short strips (H) (Fig. ,i). Determining the length of those pieces to get a good fit ali the way around each tier is a trial and error process. Bui it's easier than it sounds.

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Kalhcr than fitting thein oue by one. he iilen here is to get all right strips to fit together ul the same lime. To make this *ork. each long (or short) pi<-ce needs to x- die exact same length.

To sneak up on the final length. I started by cutting all the strips W "/>r.ger than needed (Fig. -i). Clamping j stop block to <u i auxiliary fenee attached :o the miter gauge ensures accuracy 'Fig. 5). And a pencil makes a handy -old-down (Fig. oh).

After test-fitting the strips (1 used a band clamp to help hold them in place) may need to trim off a bit. Just be sure you cut all the long (or short) pieces to the same length. Since you'll be irinuning four pieces, make the adjust rnents very small.

Once you're satisfied with the fit, it's i good idea to mark the location ol each >irip f Fi'j. 0). This makes it easy to repo virion them during glue-up.

EDGING. Willi the facing strips in place. I covered the exposed plywood edgesol frame with thin strips of hardwood rdging (maple) (Fig. 7).

But cutting these small strips safely n the table saw can be a challenge. So started by planing a wide workpiccc to the same thickness as the plywood. Then after rounding over ihe edges Fig. Sa). I ripped a W-widc strip so it • ills to ihe waste side of the blade Fig*. S uttd Sb). Then simply repeat the process until you have ahout tin linear ieet ofeilging.

Now it's just a matter of cutting short r.cccs of edging (D to Lit and gluing them - place. Since it's difficult to clamp these pieces. 1 used maskiug tape lu secure them while the glue dried.


'.here are just two things left to do to crciplete the parts bin. Add a law Susan bearing so you can spin it around. And it Label holders to tell you what's !c each compartment. lazy susan. To provide a mounting for (lie lazy Susan, an 11 W-dia. tose (|) is screwed to ihe bottom the frame (Fig. 0). Then the bearing is

..ed in place. -ABEL HOLDERS. Finally, brass label ■idem are tacked to the tront of compartment, centered on the content's width. Hut because you're into hardwood, he sure to drill holes first. »

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