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Project by Gerry Lawm posted 09-17-2014 08:32 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good learning experience here. Have made a bunch of changes to it, notching out my original miter corners because I couldn’t get them just right (a gluing issue, despite the miter sled I just built), and sizing it down after having to sand more than I thought to get rid of some imperfections in the material. Lessons learned: plane material first, research miter gluing strategies, and keep going!





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#1 posted 09-17-2014 11:57 PM

Cool little Zebra box, and welcome to the site!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 12:01 AM

Gerry, I commented on the other nice box you built. Fine job on this box as well. May I suggest using Tightbond Molding and Trim glue? It is available at Lowe’s and Home Depot. It is thicker and doesn’t run all over your box. Shipwright has some good techniques using hide glue. This is a link about clamps. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 06:41 AM

Thanks for the suggestions and comments. I’ll try the glue. I’ve been using Tightbond II premium II wood glue, but this looks like it’s worth a try. I’ve finally started using small brushes to apply it to my box edges, instead of just using my finger like I’ve done on bigger projects I’ve made with dados and such. I made a bookshelf recently and was using paper towels and a bowl of water to try to wipe up the excess.

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