|Project by James Lango||posted 09-28-2008 07:32 AM||1605 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
Spent 1 1/2 hrs tonite on her. Cut all the #0 biscuts for the miters. Glued and clamped. Waited a little for the glue to dry and started cutting the mitered key slots.
If you do even just a few small boxes and like this detail- It’s worth building the jig! After the keys are cut, just add a dab of glue and push them in. – These were left over Red wood.
My jig is set up for only 2 cuts, one end will give you a 90(straight) cut, flip the jig around and you get a left tilt 20 Degree. It adds a beautiful detail to a small- med size box. Depending on the stain i choose, hope they are fairly visible because of Cherry/Red Wood contrast?
Does anyone have tips on how to remove the burn marks(router) left in the finger handels? It’s a pain and impossible to get with sandpaper and my fat fingers..
By the way- i screwed myself for using the 1/8” masonite i had laying around as a bottom. I precut the dado for 1/4”. Found a decent piece of 1/4” Birch ply- hope that works..
Thanks for looking..