|Project by rwyoung||posted 05-12-2010 06:42 AM||6902 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
Well, getting ready to prototype another small box to be constructed all with hand tools. This one is for a demo session at the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild open house in June.
A while back FLWoodRat paid me in some teak boards for “renting” a custom beading router bit used on a blanket chest project. I’ve been sitting on the teak thinking about what to make with it. I decided it would be fun to make a little pencil box. I’m still working on some of the design issues but in the meanwhile I also decided that I’d use that box build as a live demo at the guild’s open house.
One idea I had was to mitre all the corners for the box. By hand the “easy” way to get a perfect miter is with a shooting board and fence. This fence is to make the wide miters. Its made from scrap 3/4” cherry ply and a few other odds-and-ends. It clamps onto the right angle fence of my shooting board.
The registration fence is adjustable for square and the whole appliance itself can be tilted using little leveler feet I made with some #10 screws on its underside. Likewise, it can be microadjusted into and away from the regular shooting board fence with another pair of #10 screws. These adjustments let me tweak it into making a perfect miter.
Remember, if you can’t make it perfect, make it adjustable. :)
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