Making boxes.

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Blog series by degoose updated 07-08-2015 08:48 PM 3 parts 8723 reads 50 comments total

Part 1: From slab to box...

05-21-2015 12:33 PM by degoose | 13 comments »

As promised, a blog on the steps [or most of them] to take a slab to dimensional timber required for fine box making.. in picture form…Cross cut to approximate length. Run through thicknesses… no need for jointing this stock [it is flat and stable]...besides I do not have a large enough jointer… Freehand ripping on the bandsaw prior to jointing edge…See I only have a small one…Next step is to rip to width… no photos…Resaw on the bandsaw… b...

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Part 2: Two towers of boxes.

06-08-2015 10:19 AM by degoose | 19 comments »

Now half way through the order for 45 boxes… update now 47 on order… This is what 20 boxes start out as… The camphor began as a slab… after dressing and resawing to just under 10 mm the boards are cut in a specific sequence to ensure the grain runs all 4 corners. Dovetail joints of course… the tails have been cut… After the pins are cut the carcasses are assembled… ready for the grooves to be cut inside top and bottom… to receive ...

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Part 3: Lids.

07-08-2015 08:48 PM by degoose | 18 comments »

Just a few more pics, showing the finished carcasses and the inserted lids.I cut grooves inside the boxes, top and bottom to fit the base and the coved lid.

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