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Blog entry by tennesseefan posted 03-16-2008 04:13 AM 587 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hey guys i’m new to woodworking so i need help with a box.it’s for my stepmom.the wood is cherry any ideas.

-- Can't is not a word



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#1 posted 03-16-2008 04:31 AM

Do you have any tools?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-16-2008 04:44 AM

yes i have a tablesaw,router,and not much else

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#3 posted 03-16-2008 04:45 AM

First I would try the search at the top of this page. Type in Box, and see if there’s something you like.

Or select the tab that says PROJECTS and then select BOX. You will about 100 there.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 03-16-2008 04:48 AM

thanks for the advice i hope to talk to u later

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#5 posted 03-16-2008 05:30 AM

I would recommend getting a copy of Doug Stowe’s Basic Box Making. It is fairly good guide for building small boxes.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-16-2008 06:03 AM

thanks for the help

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#7 posted 03-16-2008 08:22 AM

Or just do what I’m doing. Start throwing some wood together and realize all the things you haven’t considered!

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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#8 posted 03-16-2008 11:43 AM

There are a lot of free plans on the net. You should be able to find something you like and download detailed instructions.

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#9 posted 03-16-2008 01:10 PM

The tablesaw gives you nearly limitless options for box making. If you want curves, you can kerf bend stock, you can also cut finger joints or dovetails, or some simple inlays.

I usually find that when I have a project, but no design, the easiest way to get started is to make some sawdust. Take some lumber, and cut off everything that isn’t a box. The design can often be found in the lumber itself.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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