Trix are for kids!
Trix may be for kids, but rabbets are for grown ups! Got the rabbets cut today on the router table. I used a 3/4” straight bit buried in the fence to cut the 1/4” x 1/4” rabbets.
Another interesting setup guide I use is a 1/4” square dowel. Since it’s square, it doesn’t roll around like a drill bit will. I used it to set both the height of the bit, and its distance from the fence.
I cut the endgrain first, so that any tearout would be cleaned up by cutting the long grain, then cut the long grain sides.
Here’s how they turned out: (The top is left intentionally long so that I can cut the handle detail later.)
After rabbetting the top and bottom, I dry-fit the box to see how she was coming along.
A last detail with the box carcase/top interaction is to figure out the best way to attach the small mitered corners, either on the box itself or the top, so the box will look complete when the lid is closed.
That’s all for this addition. I’m taking tomorrow (Saturday) off, and will see you back here on Sunday, when I’ll cut the lid handle detail, and begin work on the feet. See ya then!