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Forum topic by athomas5009 posted 11-07-2014 05:56 PM 678 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2014 05:56 PM

I’m in the process of building 10 jewerly boxes, some for gifts some for sale. The sides and fronts are all box joints which I finished up last night and they all came out well. Now I’m planing the lid construction. I know a floating panel is the preferred method but might not be possible because I don’t have a router table to do the stopped dados.

My first thoughts were to just go with 1/2 inch ply, with 1/4” face jointed veneer on top. Once cut to size just glue in as a butt joint with 2 decorative through dowels on each side. Does this sound like a good solution? Also are there any other fairly simple solutions?

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.


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#1 posted 11-07-2014 06:37 PM

You can do through dadoes and use plugs to close up the open ends. If you use scrap from the same wood, you shouldn’t be able to tell. Especially if you make them slightly tapered so they fit very tightly. Then sand flush.

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#2 posted 11-08-2014 03:56 AM

Alright after milling the lumber for the tops I said there is no way I want to sit the long enough to take 3/4 stock down to 1/4 to face glue to plywood. So after a couple hours I came up with the idea of just taking the lids down to 5/8” and leave them 1/2” oversized then attaching them with floating cleats which would be hidden by the cedar liner I already had planned on doing. Seems like it would be really simple. So what are the bought a on this?

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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