Box for a ship

This is the last thing I made at the old Madrona Labs location before moving out. A box for a big wooden ship model put together by my uncle. It’s made of fir I bought at the store a while back with trim of some kind of mahogany I was given. These woods look nice together. I think the splines give the piece a nice rhythm.

I like making these spline boxes so I treated myself to some corner clamps. Pony brand!

Cutting the rabbet on the router fence led to a lot of jumping and tearing out. I need to take some practice pieces and spend more time on that operation to figure out what I might be doing wrong. Wrong kind of straight router bit could be an issue.

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