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grace123

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1389 days ago

How is the best way to make a small thumb notch in the lid of a small box? I am making several boxes of my left over scraps into decorative boxes for business cards, etc.


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rance

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#1 posted 1389 days ago

Using the yools you already have. :) Seriously(still) Do you have a spindle sander, stationary belt sander, portable belt sander, paint can & a piece of sandpaper? Any of these would work. Some work better than others. The ones you have work better than the ones you don’t. :) Hope this helps.

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#2 posted 1389 days ago

I would probably sand a notch in to the lid using a dremel, or wrap a piece of sand paper around a small dowel.

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HallTree

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#3 posted 1389 days ago

What type of lid, sliding, hinged, removable?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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grace123

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#4 posted 1389 days ago

I should have mentioned that the box will hinged with a hidden knuckle hinge on the inside.

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 1389 days ago

Try this set the box at an angle with a home made jig secure the box under a drill press and use a forstner bit of correct size try a few blanks for short time till you get it perfected then, fire away .Alistair

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#6 posted 1388 days ago

I use a table-mounted router with a core box bit. You will get some burning but it creates a nicely shaped finger relief.

Jim

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HallTree

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#7 posted 1388 days ago

When I read Mafe’s post ‘Cubistic grease box (rare earth magnets lock and hinge) now he lost it!’ I thought of your lid on your small box.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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KayBee

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#8 posted 1388 days ago

Sharp knife and carve one out. It’s what James Krenov did. Nice tactile feedback(okay, it feels nice) and no dust.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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