|Project by mkrok||posted 03-05-2010 10:53 PM||1442 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
So as some of you may know I’m getting back into woodworking after a long layoff. Starting out with boxes so I made this one from ””Basic Box Making Doug Stowe
I started out with enough material for 4 boxes. Ended with one that kid of sucks. The miters are close but need to be better. I must have used the wrong blade for the miter keys; the kerf looks like a vampire bat, with the teeth comming down on both sides. I need a blade that will cut a flatter botton. I think I used an ATB blade but I need to check. Also messed up the fit on the top. I was sneaking up on the fit and after about 12 passes I got lazy and cranked up blade up too high. Oh well, I guess I need to show a bit more patience. It now resides as a tea box in my kitchen, until my wife sees it. Then its for sale !!!!
For the record – hardwood birch for the sides (from the old bookcase), found walnut for the top and mitel keys. That walnut is a blog post in itself. Maybe I’ll write it tonight.
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