Basic Box Making by Doug Stowe

By Doug Stowe

Field making is ideal for starting woodworkers drawn to gaining talents, experimenting with layout, and feeling delight at a undertaking that may be accomplished with no the time and price dedication of a larger venture. This ebook will provide uncomplicated designs, in addition to many adaptations to coach varied woodworking ideas whereas the reader creates a pragmatic merchandise or a present that might turn into an heirloom. whereas this publication should be loved by way of newcomers, it is going to even be nice for any woodworker attracted to small tasks that may be performed in a weekend with wooden leftover from one other venture.

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If you don’t glue this piece in place, the tablesaw and mark the blade location, then use you’ll be able to disassemble it for future repairs. Cut a square and pencil to extend the line of the tablesaw two pieces of hardwood to act as fences, miter one cut. Instead of adding a 90-degree fence, as is used end of each, then screw them in place so that their with a crosscut sled, cut a 45-degree piece from a sides abut the plywood or MDF center piece. You’ll corner of scrap plywood or MDF. Use a combination use these strips to attach stop blocks with C-clamps square to position the plywood over the mark where for cutting multiple parts to the same size.

As you did to make the bottom panel, install a 1⁄4-in. dado blade in the tablesaw. Raise the blade 1⁄ 8 in. above the saw table and position the fence so that the space between the blade and the fence equals the width of the grooves in the sides. To form the tongue on the lid, hold the lid on edge and firmly against the fence, then pass the stock across the blade (photo A ). To prevent a loose-fitting lid, start with a saw setting that you know will be a bit too tight, then adjust the fence gradually until the lid slides smoothly in the grooves.

36). A Attach the side strips to the underside of the lid Leather strips glued to the underside of the lid are held in place with hot-melt glue. Once the glue sets, steel or copper tacks are tapped into place. A Ru s t i c Tr e a s u r e B ox 35 design options Although there are numerous ways you can personalize your box, here a base and a leather latch were used. B It is very easy to alter the size of this box, the stock used to build it, or the shape Attach the center strip to the top of the lid Pull the leather from the inside back of and color of the leather used for the hinges.

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