10. I cut the two sides for my case, taking care to cut one small side from opposite ends of each board, to make the grain line up around the box. I cut them with a sliding stop to ensure that all pieces were exactly the same.
11. I then put it together with rubber bands to test the joints and see if the grains were matching. I rubbed mineral spirits on the corners to test it.
12. I measured all of the joints from corner to corner. The box was dead square.
13. I cut two inches off of all the tops of the pieces to make the lid for my box. I did this on the band saw to get the smallest cut possible.
14. I double-face taped the two short sides together and marked out the writing slope.
15. I double-faced taped a template along that line to ride against the fence of the band-saw, making sure to stop at the line… ooops! I’ll figure out some way of hiding that. Suggestions?
16. I split the top and bottom panels in half so i cold book-match them.
17. I jointed the edges and glued them up. More later!
See more on this project at http://www.planeoldwood.com/writing-box-2010.html