|Forum topic by jcn||posted 05-14-2010 05:56 PM||1484 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
05-14-2010 05:56 PM
I’m a beginner, though I’ve been tinkering for a few years now. I’ve made several boxes and containers with lids.
One skill I have not been able to develop at all is making a seamless lid. Like a situation where you can’t see the line between the lid and the body when the lid is closed. There is always a tiny gap. No matter what I do.
Is there a trick to doing this?
I have a cheapie contractor table saw. So maybe that’s it, resulting from the micro wobbles (did I just make up a new term?) of the blade.
Here’s an example, a keepsake box I made a couple of years ago. I really wanted the lid to transition into the body perfectly, but after three days of fiddling, I found myself hyper focusing on individual fibers and still wasn’t making any actual progress.
I’m going to blame the tool, because that is easiest. :)
(If that picture is too big, let me know. I used the big version to show better detail of the gap. Some sites don’t like big pictures. I can’t find any picture guidelines for LJ.