I decided to cut them a bit over length, and wait to trim them to final length once the chest is together and I can see how they are supposed to work. Since the wood I bought was sold in a metric measurement, my chest is actually an inch or two taller than Christopher Schwarz' plan.
Cutting these notches is pretty simple, even without a router. The trick is being accurate in marking out. The first cut is to saw the sidewalls of the notch.
|Sidewalls sawed - check.|
|Roughed out - check.|
|Pared to the line, check.|
|Starting the stopped cut.|
I could make these rabbets with a chisel and a saw, but once again, there are a lot of rabbets to make, so the best way is with a rabbet plane, which I didn't have until I made one out of scrap wood yesterday.
|First action shot.|
I'm not sure what the problem was, as I can make a rabbet like that just fine with my vintage rabbet plane that is safely in my tool chest in Munich.
I decided another piece of scrap and a couple nails should fix the problem.
|I nailed on a fence.|
|This rabbet is just fine for a ship lap.|
|Back pieces starting to go on.|
I spaced the ship lap boards the width of a 1 Euro coin to allow the boards to expand and contract with the humidity.
|These nails are tapered, so I drilled pilot holes to prevent splitting.|
|And, I did it in my home office. No table saw in here!|
As a follow up to a previous post, my wife bought me a Spanish woodworking book that was recommended by a reader. This looks like a great book for learning woodworking Spanish. Thanks for the recommendation, António!
|My birthday present from my wife.|