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Breadbox Class #2: Let's make some saw dust! Cutting the long boards.

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 10-19-2011 06:54 PM 7391 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: A Class by GaryK - I finally get off my lazy rear! Part 2 of Breadbox Class series Part 3: Making the end pieces »

Ok, so here we go.

Remember this is a beginner course so everything will be very basic.
For those more advanced and like the design, just go ahead and make it.

The design is simple. 3 fixed sides and 2 fixed ends with a hinged door. The handle it made the exact height so that the door it is level when opened to use as a small cutting board to prepare sandwiches.

Lets start off with a plan drawing.

All the dimensions are there. The 15” length can be adjusted a little if you want, but it should fit any normal sized loaf of bread.

I started out by cutting all my stock to size. The door should be left a little wider than the 6 3/4” in the drawing. This will be cut to the exact length when it is fit to the box.

Next tilt your table saw blade to 15 degrees. This doesn’t need to be exact just get it as close as you can. Now take your (oversized 6 3/4”) door piece and cut one long edge at 15 degrees. This is the edge that will be at the top of the box. The other edge will be cut when we fit the door.

Then do the same with your bottom (7 3/4”) piece. Try to cut it so that your angel gets as close to the edge as you can. It will be slightly rounded by sanding so it is not critical.

Then you want to change the angle of the blade to 12-13 degrees. Then cut the length of one of your 5 1/2” pieces.
This will be the piece for the top of the box. Just try to cut it so that you angel gets as close to the edge as you can.
What you will end up with is a gap when the door is closed. This way if the piece is the piece is a little long or short, it will still match at the top where it shows.

That’s it for this part. If you have any questions just let me know.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX



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Cozmo35

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#1 posted 10-19-2011 08:05 PM

Gary, now this looks like something I can handle!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 01:11 AM

Gary, this very nice & simple bread box, although so Simple, really is very Very functional… with the cutting board automatically being in position, ready to use, as soon as you have the bread to use!

COOL…

It looks like you’re going to wrap it with 1/4” material… (?)

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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GaryK

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 01:30 AM

Thanks Joe.

The 1/4” is the overlap for the ends.

I added a picture in the first post of the completed project.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 10-20-2011 08:24 AM

Nice simple box I like it. The only problem that I have is that if it is fresh bread going in it. It would never make it to the box, I would have ate it before it had a chance to get there.. LOL

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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sharad

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#5 posted 10-20-2011 08:23 PM

Gary, I will be very happy to make this box but I don’t have a table saw. Can I do without it?

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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GaryK

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#6 posted 10-20-2011 09:07 PM

You could do it with a hand saw or circular saw. A table saw would just make things faster.
A plane would work for the angles.

So yes, you could make it without a tablesaw.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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bear2

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#7 posted 12-21-2012 02:41 PM

This project is great. I think that I’ll use it to help teach my grandson about woodworking. His mother could use a nice bread box.

-- It isn't always about being fast or even accurate that counts, it's being willing

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