So I was thinking that I’d cut two (full-sized) 3/8” slices off of this block, and then cut those in half longways to be the walls of the box. I went with my dovetail saw to have a finer cut (and leave me with more wood left on the block for the top and bottom). Can you tell what I ran into here?
Note to self: Check the depth of the saw when planning your cuts!
I did try throwing my Stanley backsaw in there; I could get it in, but I couldn’t get it to cut! So I did damage control and salvaged what I could.
I’m thinking I’ll probably scrap the “one block of wood” challenge, and just use what I need from my board to get the box done. I’ll use my Stanley to slice off the top and the bottom (from this block), so I can actually saw all the way through this time.
-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com