|Project by Jerbone||posted 02-12-2014 05:18 PM||1606 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I wanted to practice making a box with hidden splines so I grabbed some red oak scraps I had.
Following one of Doug Stowes book I created the sled for my router, which worked pretty darn well. However I ran into issues cutting the splines on the TS, since I do not have a band saw. Working with small pieces on the table saw is a skill I need to work on.
Anyway after the box was done, I had the idea to mimic the outside of the box to a building I saw in Chicago. So I set the blade on my table saw to 1/8th and cut a dado around the box, then moved the fence in 1/8th and cut again. It actually went rather quickly, being one of the only times I just used the tape measure built into the saw.
The top came off rather smoothly and fit well. Using the flip stick method I addded the hinges, and they went smoother than ever. The slight gap in the box was due to some slightly lager than needed screws holding hinges. I really need to find a good supplier of brass screws of all different sizes. I replaced them after the pics were taken and it sits perfectly flush now.
I finished it with my BLO and was carefull to use a card scrapper with a rag around it to remove the puddled BLO in the kerfs.
Thanks for Looking,
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