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Forum topic by athomas5009 posted 07-14-2015 03:50 AM 511 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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athomas5009

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07-14-2015 03:50 AM

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I plan on making a jewelry box with some Greene and Greene style and wondered what would be the best size for the plugs? I was going to get one of the chisel bit packages from Lee Valley. Should I go with the 3/16, 1/4, or 5/16? Ideally I’d get a few and see which looked best but it’s not in the budget.

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#1 posted 07-14-2015 04:18 AM

Depends on the size of the box. I would suggest you do a mockup with cardboard of the box and some cardboard squares for the plugs and see what catches your eye. I’ve seen Greene Greene reproduction furniture that use 2/2” plugs. E.g., a bed. I’ve also seen 3/8” plugs on chairs. And 1/4” plugs to detail a smaller box. It’s a matter of taste?

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#2 posted 07-14-2015 05:20 AM

I’d cut some plugs out of scrap wood in each size and paint it black. Should give you a good idea. I’d probably pick 1/4” just as a good middle ground.

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#3 posted 07-14-2015 08:07 PM

I’ll probably do a quick mock up of some type to be sure but I was thinking the 1/4” as well.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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