|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 05-18-2009 11:20 PM||3307 views||4 times favorited||63 comments|
Well guys, I managed to salvage something out this experience, but this little box is the result of one of the top bonehead woodworking mistakes of all time.
After putting in a fair amount of time on the basic box and the inlay, it was time to cut the lid free. I set the fence on my table saw, adjusted the blade depth, and made the first cut on one long side of the box. Then I quickly flipped the box over and made the second cut on the opposite side of the box…..ONLY TO DISCOVER I HAD MADE ONE CUT AT THE TOP OF THE BOX AND THE OTHER CUT AT THE BOTTOM. Doh!!!!!!!
After the initial thought of throwing it on the scrap pile subsided, I decided to whip out my jigsaw and connect the two cuts on each end of the box. Of course there was much sanding to do in order to even things out and create a reasonably well-mating opening.
I’m only sharing my secret with you jocks. For the rest of the world, this was a creative design choice. :-)
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"