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Gluing cross-grain top on small (2" wide) box...OK?

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Forum topic by BinghamtonEd posted 07-10-2015 05:13 PM 462 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BinghamtonEd

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07-10-2015 05:13 PM

So I want to make a small (roughly 2” wide x 3” long internal dimension) box with a slot in the top to dispose of my used double-edge razor blades in. I was thinking a simple tongue/groove on the sides, and then just gluing the top on (the bottom will be screwed on so I can empty it occasionally). Obviously there will be 2 sides that get glued cross-grain to the top. My suspicion is that this will not pose a problem, given the small size of the box. Tenons and half laps bigger than that hold up fine on other projects.

So, anybody think this will be a problem?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 07-10-2015 05:33 PM

You will be fine with such small dimensions. As far as I am concerned, wood movement on pieces less than 6” can be disregarded.
Now, a 40” wide tabletop… that’s a different story.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 07-10-2015 07:37 PM

Double edge is the only way to shave….after a straight razor. Love the straight but too much maintenance

That said I have a similarly built box in my bath I use for that purpose…its been fine for a year

-- Fingerlakes farming and woodworking.

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#3 posted 07-10-2015 07:44 PM

Slightly off the subject but in a similar vein, sometimes when working in old homes, especially remodeling bathrooms, the amount of razors found in the wall from that tiny slot in the back of the medicine cabinet is absolutely astounding. Sometimes thousands. Are you going to make yours so you can empty it? A wall cavity is a lot larger than a small wooden box.

-- Jesse, West Lafayette, Indiana

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