|Forum topic by pgc||posted 06-20-2013 05:25 AM||1258 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-20-2013 05:25 AM
I want to make several of the box projects in Gary MacKay’s book “Box-Making Projects.” A great book!
I am trying to figure out how to determine or calculate the wood for say 3 boxes. Each box has its parts and each part its dimensions and size. Example: Triangle Box requires 2 pieces 1/4×5 1/2×6 1/4 for the box in Maple. Another box may require 2 pieces of wood close to the Triangle Box.
What are some ways to layout the required wood stock for each box / part and at same time combine the sizes to cut from larger piece of wood. I looked at some of the software CutList, etc. but did not find any for small pieces like for these boxes.