While I’m working through the finish sta…

While I’m working through the finish stages of the pasta boxes, I had to convert the shop to a dust free zone for the time being. So while the oil finish sets, I’m working on a repair project that I’ve put off for far too long.
This old crate is loosely held together by rusty old nails and the wood planks are split in places. I’m using some @titebondproducts and a syringe to get into the splits and clamping the ancient wood with some equally ancient screw clamps. Top and bottom are craftsman branded and the middle is a home made cherry clamp my wife’s uncle gifted me when he took to the nomadic lifestyle in a refurbished airstream. They’re old style clamps and tedious to set up properly, but I’m not sure they can be beat for function in situations like this. I’m using some offcuts of melamine as cauls to even out and extend the clamping pressure.
Next I’ll repair the missing panel and reattach it with salvaged nails, then reinforce the interior corners with 45° bracing and glue. End result will be a functional rustic storage box with history written into the wood.
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