Wood Scrap Box

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Blog series by CutNRun updated 01-28-2008 02:39 AM 3 parts 4792 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Parts and Pieces

01-17-2008 09:19 PM by CutNRun | 4 comments »

Two days before Christmas, my wife casually mentions that she would like a jewelry box. Hmmm, don’t think the timing was very good. Having completed the 2×4 project, I decided to try to put together a jewelry box from the small pieces of wood laying around in my shop. I had a decent amount of 1/2” cherry, some figured maple, some oak, and a small amount of paduk. After spending a few days laying out a design and seeing if I had enough wood, I started cutting and gluing.Th...

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Part 2: Measure twice, cut once

01-24-2008 12:44 AM by CutNRun | 7 comments »

I actually measured very carefully three times; the bottom of the dado would be precisely 3 15/16” from the end of the board. I carefully routed all four dadoes, stopping at the right spot. Then I looked as the spacing, relative to the other grooves. What happened? I measured from the end of the board – exactly 3 15/16”. I looked again at my full scale plans and the measurements I had calculated – 3 5/16”! Dooh! Exact comments are deleted to maintain a fam...

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Part 3: One more slight adjustment

01-28-2008 02:39 AM by CutNRun | 7 comments »

Well, the jewelry box is assembled and now complete. I assembled everything and did one final trial assembly, including mounting the doors. The hinges were neatly mortised and the doors were perfectly aligned – 1/16” space on all sides. I opened the doors and discovered the drawings behind the doors lacked a shy 1/16” of clearing the hinges. Rats. So… I filled the mortises on the back of the doors and doubled the depth of the mortises in the casing. The doors are...

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