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Posted on rabbeting bit for inset lids in keepsake boxes?

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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 563 days ago

It’s easier and safer to cut dadoes on what will become the insides and outsides of the box. Cut almost 1/2 of the thickness on one side and, on the other side, make your dado cut 1/16” above or below the first cut and also nearly 1/2 of the box side thickness. The table saw cut to separate the lid will cut away the 1/16” web. Sand to a snug fit.
A caveat: This technique is easiest when using mitered corners. I’d need a lot of head scratching to make it work with dovetails or box joints. Also, using a pin type wooden hinge would best be accomplished using Shipwrights easy hinge technique. HINGE

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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