Last night I was able to get the box all ready to put together. I cut the sides and the base each at a 45-degree angle. I also cut the sides at 45-degrees on the ends where they fit together.
I am kicking myself for cutting the base and the sides like that as I think it is going to be hard to glue together. Are there any techniques to make it easier?
After I got all the pieces cut, I sanded everything down. Here is what the box will look like when put together.
I also stopped by the hardware store last night and got a few things. I bought some washers to put between the tiles. I also got a 3/16 inch steel rod to put the tiles on. I was thinking about using a wooden dowel but I didn’t think it would be as strong. Finally, I bought some stencils to help me draw numbers on the tiles. I have a few paint pens and am hoping there will be enough in them to get all the numbers drawn.
Here is a summary of what I have spent thus far:
Wood – Free
Brass Washers – $.96
Steel Rod – $1.26
Stencils – $1.43
Total so far – $3.65
Tonight, I am going to be working on the tiles. I need to decide on how many numbers (10 or 12) I am going to use, then figure out the measurements, cut them up and drill the holes. I might also put some walnut oil on them so they will be ready for me to start assembling the box tomorrow.