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My hands stopped shaking long enough for me to pluck up the courage to tell myself I didn’t need a jig, just zero clearance on the table saw blade and a piece of MDF to back up the rear end of the box.
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Again please disregard the holes in what is just a previously enjoyed piece of MDF which is now being used for zero clearance. You might just see the saw blade peeking through the slot, by about 3/4 mm.

Well the good news. It worked. I sawed all around with no mishap. Just a bare veneer’s worth of box side to cut through with an Xacto knife.
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I think you can see the bad news. Instead of 2mm of lipping rebate on both top and bottom part of the box there is 3mm on the top and 1mm on the bottom. I am going to have to reverse the lipping and put it in the lid. Bizarre!
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Oops hit the wrong button and posted a partial blog. I’ll hurry the rest.
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Here’s a pic of the model and box.
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At least they look identical on the outside. The box is 23mm on a side making it just over 12cc in size (thats cubic centimetres, or 0.74 (3/4) of a cubic inch.

Time for tea and biccies whilst I decide how to tackle the lipping.

Be seeing you

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 1336 days ago

Your heading scared me. I am happy it is a ‘fixable’ mishap. You are a brave, brave man!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 1336 days ago

I marked the centre of the cut position on the outside of the box and by the time I reached the saw I had mistook it for where the edge of the blade was to go. DOH!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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racerglen

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#3 posted 1336 days ago

Yikes ! But as they say all that ends well….

Nice !

(actualy this could answer one of the other posts..what to do with all the “scraps” in the shop..I know I’m thinking about some of the “interesting” chunks I have a bit more now !)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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SPalm

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#4 posted 1336 days ago

Remember Mom always said to mark both sides of the blade cut.

You should be able to recover from this (easy for me to say). I guess you chisel out the inside corners of the edging inside the box? It will be fun to watch you finish.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 1336 days ago

Glen I’ve got about a cubic foot of small pieces of exotics; Padauk, Purpleheart, Ebony, Pau Amarello etc etc. Even though I attempt projects like this the scraps pile never seems to go down. I’ll just have to do more small things I guess.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 1336 days ago

Steve, yes fun but obviously a definition of the word ‘fun’ I was previously unaware of !!

First I have to remember how to sharpen a chisel!
Making 1×4mm lipping is going to be fun too.

I must really hate myself on some sub-conscious level.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 1336 days ago

Here you go, Autumn, found one of these at the bottom of a draw

Hope this helps

3SPD

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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RonPeters

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#8 posted 1336 days ago

You need a box to put inside that one….;-)

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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BarbS

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#9 posted 1336 days ago

Thanks for the reference shot, Martyn. My eyes would go permanently crossed working that small! I like your problem-solving steps. Fun to follow along.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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racerglen

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#10 posted 1336 days ago

OMG ! A home for Tinker Bell ?

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Jamie Speirs

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#11 posted 1335 days ago

This is great.
Your precision, wow!

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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RogerBean

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#12 posted 1335 days ago

Martyn,
Wow, what’s next, sub-atomic? But then I guess the results would be unpredictable. ...and you couldn’t watch while you were making it! Perhaps a “quantum box” will stump you for at least a few days! :-)

Your work is remarkable.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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BritBoxmaker

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#13 posted 1335 days ago

Roger, if you take quantum physics to its logical conclusion I both have and haven’t made that box yet!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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KayBee

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#14 posted 1335 days ago

Wow, I’d need a microscope to even think about working that small, let alone making it look good.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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degoose

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#15 posted 1335 days ago

I think that the next box needs to be on a grain of rice.. and make sure the lid is hinged…LOL
Looking good mate.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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