I dont have time to write a lengthy tutorial but I do have a few photos and will write a word or two to help you get started. This style of box was first made by me using plans from the October 1997 American Woodworker and authored by Dave Free...
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If I can do it, so can you.
Dont be afraid to try something new.
Set small reasonable goals, plan your steps, be patient, congratulate yourself on small gains, practice on scraps.
The biggest cause of failure for me was time. Dont set a time limit, its not a race. Your goal is to take however much time at every step of the way to get it done correctly and then move on to the next step. If you hurry, you will make more mistakes and risk injury too.
I am always willing to share what I know with anyone, I will do my best to answer all questions. Most of your questions are likely answered already in the writeups and my comments under each box, and the rest are found in the blog for these boxes.
Feel free to contact me if you still need help.
-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com
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