My mom is doing some amazing bead work. one time when I went with her to the beads store, I saw a small box/cabinet that the store used to store (no pun intended) the beads in, and thought it would make for a great way for my my to have all her beads organized – and I can make it.
After completing my handtool box (at least the general construction of if) it made me think that I can scale it down and use the same ‘general design idea’ for the beads box. plus some additions that will fit the situation.
As opposed to using box-joints (that I used for the handtools cabinet) I will be using dovetails on this one to give it a more presentational look, and I will also introduce a (maybe hidden) drawer on the lower part of this box.
Question: since I will not cut through all the way to separate the doors from the base of the box – it makes more sense to me to use a bandsaw for that cut -and “cut around” the door opening parts (leaving the lower drawer parts still attached to the main box) but since the box is quite large (12×10x10) it might be impossible to keep those cuts straight and perpendicular to the other parts… in which case a table saw would be a more precise way to go about -but that means I’ll have to completely separate the front of the box and then reattach the front pieces that are NOT part of the doors back to the main box – does anyone have any suggestions which saw I should use? (I’m leaning toward the table saw, and reattaching the cutouts back)
Goals – making a functional/presentational box for my mom, and while at it – practicing dovetails, and box making. drawer fitting, drawer lining, and everything else that will comes along with it.
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