Hey all. This year I’m building a small jewellery box for our friend’s little girls and my brother’s little girl.
DW drafted up a set of plans and gave them to me.
The plans call for the box to be made out of ½ wood. I had this piece of 2×12 spruce in the garage that was relatively clear of knots.
Before I took it to the band saw to rip it into two ¾ inch boards I cut the board in half on the table saw to make it more manageable.
I then ripped the board on the BS. This was the first time that I had ever used the ripping blade for any large piece of board. It was much easier than anticipated. I made sure that I had a support for the board so it would not sag or bind the blade after it was cut. And I used a sacrificial piece of board to push it the last few inches. I am super careful around the BS after it bit me earlier this year.
I then used the planer to take the BS marks out of the boards and get them to a uniform 1/2 thickness.
I then cut all the pieces to width using the Mitre Saw.
And did the final cutting using the table saw