|Project by jumbojack||posted 08-01-2016 10:03 PM||1236 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
This little puzzle box is cut from resawed 4/4 Padauk I received as a Christmas gift.
The box is from a plan published in Woodsmith Vol. 38 No. 226
The box is nearly 7×4x3.
Most all of the rabbets, grooves dados and stopped dados are done on the router table with a 1/8” up cut bit. #1 The photo shows the innocent looking box at rest. #2 A slide, cut in the lock end of the box, is cut with a 14 degree dovetail bit.The slide has a key glued to it that fits in a recess cut in the box divider essentially locking the box. When the slide is moved it allows the lock end of the box to move down. #3
Then you slide the lid toward the lock end releasing the lid from the dado and locking tenon on the other end. #4
the non locking end then can be slid down allowing the box lid to slide back and off #5 #6 shows the interior and the dividers that are glued to make the box solid.
Lots of precise router table work is required but well worth the efforts
Thanks for looking.
-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith