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Blog series by Farrout updated 05-13-2013 07:44 PM 4 parts 4851 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Making boxes

05-08-2013 05:47 PM by Farrout | 1 comment »

I’ve been trying to learn to use the the various tools I’ve been accumulating but without an actual project they were just so many cut boards and dove tail joints.Time to go for the ‘final exam’ so to speak.I wanted something that would require boxes with various types of joints. I settled for a sewing box with three layers and different size boxes on each layer. The bottom layer is 20” x 10” made from 1/2” x 4 1/4” pine I had planed down ...

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Part 2: The middle part

05-09-2013 06:11 PM by Farrout | 0 comments »

1/2×3 1/4” pine with half blind dove tail joints.Hard board for the bottom, slot cut to hold hardboard.

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Part 3: The top layer

05-13-2013 01:52 PM by Farrout | 2 comments »

The top two boxes are made out of reclaimed wood I got from an old coffee table I bought at a flea market.I think it’s cherry, but I’m not sure.The pieces are planned down to 3/8” and are 2 1/8” wide.The joints on this one are ‘mini’ box joints done on the PC 4213 jig.The bottom has a 3/16” rabbit cut to hold a piece of hard board.The covers are 1/2” pine with rounded over edges and rabbit cut on the table router to fit inside the box.

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Part 4: The hard part

05-13-2013 07:44 PM by Farrout | 9 comments »

I’m not sure what you call the pieces on the side that make the whole thing open, so I’ll call them struts.I knew the whole thing is basically a bunch of parallelograms so I started with that in mind.I drilled the three holes as accurately as I could in the center boxes.The struts were made as identical as possible, the shorter ones being 4.5” center to center, the longer onesare 9” center to center for the outside holes.I mounted each strut to a center box hole then u...

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