How to bevel a Bevel Beauty Box, by Wood Mag. book “Making Great Boxes”...Part1… make the main body of the box and place it bottom side against the table saw fence, with a zero clearance throat plate and blade tilted away from the box and at 11 degrees, remove or rip the kerf of the table saw blade from the leading edge of the box.!http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac217/Blackcherry967/003.jpg! Next make the lid frame from 1”1/4×3/4 inch thick “timber”. Along one side of framing member center a 1/4×3/8 deep channel. The lid panel is made from 3/4 thick stock with a 3/8 rabbet and 1/2 deep. Dry fit the lid and glue only the miter corners and the center of the top and bottom panel, not the sides, this will allow for wood movement… Once the lid is dry and removed from clamps the lid should fit nicely into the box, if not a quick block plane whipping should do the trick If you are going to add spline to the lid corner now the time!http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac217/Blackcherry967/025.jpg! Remove the bulk of the spline on the band saw and use a block plane to tidy thing up to nuff!http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac217/Blackcherry967/032.jpg!
Next bevel cut the lid Note the clamping of the lid panel to a scrap piece of timber and how it will glide across the fence top…Also if you are using a large lid a high rise fence jig is recommended. The lid is ripped at 11 degree blade tilted away from the top. Once ripped it clean up time with a block plane and rabbet plane and ready for fitting the hinge.!http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac217/Blackcherry967/043.jpg! Support the lid with two scrap piece of wood so that the lid fit flush with the top. When ripping the top lid bevel save the two scrap wedge that fall off, this is my tip of the day. You will use them to lock the lid into place while drill the brass rod holes. Here you see the wedges use to secure the lid for the drilling procdure. Make a jig to allow for a straight hole with a hand drill, using a 1/8 bit. Cut two 2” brass rod from 1/8 stock for the hinges. You’ll have to trim at a later time. Ta Da here you have the almost completed BBB. Next is to trim the side of the lower box. The hinge sides are first , from the inside edge of the box measure 3/8 ”, and with a Zero Clearance throat plate set at 9 degree place the box against the TS fence and with the bottom side up and the TS blade raised to 2” rip the side to 3/8” thick. Next is the front and back, using your miter gauge and a stop block place the box against the stop block and clamp and cut the front and back to a thickness of 3/8 thick…sorry no pic of this part. So there you have the jest of the Bevel Beauty thanks for view…any question please PM thank…BC