i am beginning to work on a project making a burl wood box. i am fascinated by the boxes Roger Bean has shared on this site and actually bought the download on the fountain pen box however being very new to woodworking i will need to work on a more basic box. not to worry, i will get there in time and make that pen box!
so far in planning the project i have one concern:
to make the banding between the veneer and the edge of the box i am planning to make a 1/4 inch rabbet around the edges and band it with butternut (that’s what i have). how do i create that rabbet while minimizing or eliminating tear out? i can think of two possibilities of creating the rabbet, either with a rabbeting bit with a bearing on the router or with a dado blade. as i do not have a dado blade as of yet i plan on doing it on the router and applying blue tape to the rabbeted area. are there any other methods i should be considering?
also in Roger beans newest creation the writing box on his boxwood banding how did he create the border with a black-black/white/black line?
i know i should be asking this to roger himself however as i new user i was unable to send him a message.
in addition if anyone can point me to articles or books on veneered boxmaking i would greatly appreciate it. i have already purchased “boxmaking ” by Dennis Zonkler.
looking forward to your replies,