|Forum topic by nfang||posted 10-22-2013 02:41 PM||1079 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-22-2013 02:41 PM
I’m trying to make a music box using birch plywood and finger joints. It’s 3”x 5”x 2” and the plywood is 3/8”. So far I’ve cut (using a hand saw and chisels) and glued the sides together and I noticed that one corner is shorter than the other corners. If I set box on a flat surface, I think one side is about 1/8” higher than the other three sides. I have at my disposal, a hand saw, chisels, a random orbital sander and a router with some random bits. Can anyone think of a good way to make the bottom even. I should say, I’m pretty sure the top isn’t even either.
I was thinking I could somehow clamp a guide and use the router, but my router base is really big and I can’t think of how to clamp it in a way that is safe and won’t get in the way. I have a friend that has a table saw, but I’m worried about tear out if I try to use it. It seems like sanding by hand might be the best way, but doesn’t seem as accurate.
I guess I should mention that this will be the first box I’ve ever made.