I use my table saw sled to square up the lid and cut it to size
Then it’s on to the jointer where I size the width of the lids. I like to make mine about 1/16 smaller at this point. Final sanding should bring it down the rest of the way. I try to end up with about 1/16 gap all the way around.
I have ripped scrap pine that just sit in the box and holds the lid in place. This will be need when I go to drill for lid pins. It also lets me see where the lid will sit. This time I felt like letting them sit a little proud of the box. I will blend them together when I shape and sand the box.
Then I move on to marking out for the miter keys
Here you see the box holder I built for my sled that holds my box while I cut the keys in.
Who has the key to this tower? I guess I will have to make them.
This is another box I am working on also, You can see the keys in place here.
Next step is to put in lid pins and keys. Stay tuned.
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