Japanese Tool Box #3: Dry Fit & Glue-Up (Sides Only)

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Blog entry by ruddhess posted 04-08-2015 05:25 AM 1470 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got all the joints dabbed up with glue and the clamps on. After it dries and I take the clamps off, I will examine the joints and see if any need to be filled with a little bit of epoxy I guess. One corner has some pretty big gaps all the way around it looks like. I am pleased that the box came out relatively square (only 1/8” out of square). Some people might say that is a lot, but I didn’t do anything to try and keep it square, it just came out that way, so I consider it either luck or just good square saw cuts and good square mortise & tenon joints? Good enough for a carpenter’s toolbox I suppose. This is a fun build. I have never made a box before!

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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#1 posted 04-08-2015 03:24 PM

Great work Rodney and I like the joinery, very good.

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 04:12 AM

Thanks waho6o9! I actually “borrowed” from a video that I saw on YT – I think it was this one:

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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