Secrets of the String Box Revealed #5: Cutting Corners

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Blog entry by newTim posted 08-28-2010 04:48 AM 5481 reads 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that the sides are cut to length all we have to do is put a 45 degree angle on each end. The idea is to preserve the face of each side to ensure the lines come together at the corners. I just screw a board to a miter square to prevent tear out and to clamp a stop. The pictures below show that the lines not only match on the outside corners, but also the inside. Be sure to save the cut off corners. They will match the lines on the inside of the box and can be glued to reinforce the corner. For this box I used #20 biscuits.

On the bottom picture you can see how two of the lines do not quite line up when they cross on the face. This is because I didn’t correct enough for the two parts slipping in the clamps. I’ve since learned to use a long clamp to keep them aligned.

Next blog will focus on some tips and lessons learned. I sure hope to see some more string boxes on LJs. Thanks for all the kind comments.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 08-28-2010 04:57 AM

Cool stuff

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 08-28-2010 05:04 AM

Thanks for all your kind efforts and informative blogs, this is a definite to do box….great work once again THANKS…BC

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#3 posted 08-29-2010 12:25 AM

Now that is some good stuff. It is coming out stunning. Your instructions are really well done, thanks.

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#4 posted 08-29-2010 06:46 PM

even for one that not have a bandsaw or tablesaw (me) this is a great toturialserie you have made
thank´s for sharing it with us , deffently something to think about hmmm maybee possiple
with handtools…..have to wait there is already too many on the wischlist….LOL

take care

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 04:53 PM

Wow.. I was looking for info on laminations on the web and it was here all along.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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