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#1 posted 12-05-2012 07:53 PM

Jim, I realize this. There is no structural concern…just aesthetics if I make the box with a lid that sits flush with the front of the box, and then this summer stick out 1/8” That’s all I”m concerned about.

I should also mention that this board is now 3/4” wide, but will be planed down to 1/2” for the box…and it has been sitting in a barn for 25 years since it was cut down and planed to an initial thickness…so it’s not green by any means.

thanks for all replies. according tot he shrinkulator, I should get about .02 or.04 % expansion, so I’ll probalby just make it fit and see what happens…I can always trim off the front and refinish it later if need be.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!


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