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Jordan's Project #2: Step #2 Building the Box

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Blog entry by Jeff Waggoner posted 1295 days ago 3636 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

-- Jeff Waggoner, http://www.planeoldwood.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plane-Old-Wood/170375656316338



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Jordan

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#1 posted 1295 days ago

Good goin’ Jordan – good name too!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Marty Backe

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#2 posted 1295 days ago

Using rubber bands is a good idea. What size were you using, and where did you buy them?

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Jeff Waggoner

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#3 posted 1295 days ago

Not sure the size but they will just fit over a box 20×12. we found them at the woodworking show in Indianaplois last month.

-- Jeff Waggoner, http://www.planeoldwood.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plane-Old-Wood/170375656316338

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AttainableApex

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#4 posted 1295 days ago

nice job, wish my dad would have taught me all of that.
so great to see kids building things

hey for that fix,
chisel out a little detail like you did on that other video, but work it some way that the eye will miss it

-- Ben L

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leona

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#5 posted 1295 days ago

Where is the guard and splitter for the table saw? When teaching woodworking, teach and use safety items too.

-- Darrell

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Jeff Waggoner

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#6 posted 1294 days ago

AttainableApex

I’m not sure what video you’re referring to could you link to it? It’s

-- Jeff Waggoner, http://www.planeoldwood.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plane-Old-Wood/170375656316338

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Jeff Waggoner

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#7 posted 1294 days ago

Marty Backe

I’m not sure of the vendor that I picked them up from but here are some from rockler. The ones we have are about 7 1/2 inches long. We originally had it taped but the tape kept falling off and just got frustrating.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=26894
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10622

-- Jeff Waggoner, http://www.planeoldwood.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plane-Old-Wood/170375656316338

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Marty Backe

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#8 posted 1294 days ago

Hey, thanks for the links. I’ve been poking around the Internet a little and didn’t find a source. I’ll grab a bag of these when I’m next at the Rockler store.

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 1290 days ago

Great to spend time with your son! He;s doing very well. I like it!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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