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Belg1960

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05-05-2011 06:56 PM

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Good afternoon, I was wondering if there was any tips for creating these types of show boxes. Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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#1 posted 05-06-2011 12:51 PM

Is there no where to see any how to to plan the steps required to produce these types of boxes? Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 01:23 PM

TVTA (Too Vague To Answer)?

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 02:01 PM

What is a “Wooden Printers Box”?

—Gerry

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 02:10 PM

Are you talking about those old printer trays that hold the letters?

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 11:44 PM

this is a perfect example of what I want to make. Just don’t know how to start to keep all these small piece square and to dado them out correctly. How would you guys break this down to build it in pieces? Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#6 posted 05-07-2011 04:02 AM

The inner dividers use a half lap joint cut a slot the thickness of the piece just over half way through the width on each piece, slide together with a drop or two of glue use a stopped dado on the outside pieces (appear to be 3/4 stock in picture) assemble from the back, back goes on last for the pieces that dont cross, use a dado, obviously , , ,

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#7 posted 05-07-2011 04:54 AM

They are called a California job case. They are used to hold hot type. The largest compartment held the letter E, because it is the most used letter in the alphabet.

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#8 posted 05-08-2011 03:47 AM

yes a california job case is what we called them, (Printing class 1954)

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#9 posted 08-28-2011 05:45 PM

the dividers were usually made from solid wood, what type would be a good choice for this application?

Fred the outside of the ones I’ve seen were only 5/8” seems to work best as it relates to the thin divider strips. This will be used as a wall display.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#10 posted 08-29-2011 04:41 AM

I have made similar dividers in a drawers for chess pieces and find most any wood will work. I make them 1/4” thick and have made them of hardwood and of softwood. (cedar , Pine and Fir) Fun project.

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#11 posted 08-30-2011 03:30 AM

Wow, some knowledge, here! I did print shop in 1966, long time ago! My wife’s father’s father was a printer. That would be a neat shelf for the wife to cram a buncha her small stuff into for display. She sure has enough of it…thimbles, etc.

And, yes, all the common letters were packed around each other. ETAOIN SHRDLU eat yer heart out. ;)

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#12 posted 09-04-2011 08:44 PM

Jim, don’t you have to worry above splinters in such thin stock? Is it better to stay with a soft wood like you suggest or a hard wood like oak. I was hoping something inexpensive like poplar might be acceptable.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#13 posted 12-26-2014 06:57 PM

looks tedious…lol

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Belg1960

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#14 posted 12-27-2014 12:37 PM

we actually got one for free from a neighbor, and saved me a bunch of hair pulling!!

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#15 posted 12-27-2014 11:10 PM

Keeping it square? Cut square parts and I mean square with that many pieces.

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