|Forum topic by Rightousdan||posted 04-21-2015 10:44 PM||799 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
04-21-2015 10:44 PM
I have been making wooden photo boxes for my wife photography business for a year now. I have made probably 50-60 walnut boxes with sliding lids. I really enjoy making these as it gets me time in the shop and since I have summers of from work( Im a teacher) I can devote a lot of time to honing my skills.
The question is this. I love the sliding lid on this box, and although it takes some fine tuning to get just right, it looks great I think. The problem is the little nubbin that is glued on the lid to assist with opening the box. I do not have a great way to cut the little nubbins (safely) or cleanly enough to make these look a little more professional. I have built a crosscut sled but even that gets a little dicey when trying to cut a 1/2 wide nubbin.
I would really like to do some sort of a recessed finger pull but the only way I can think of doing this is with a Drill press and I do not have one, or have the money to buy one. I do own a router table, table saw, jointer. planer and miter saw with some pretty basic hand tools.
Does anyone have any ideas of how I can achieve this “recessed finger pull” without using a drill press?
I have attached some pictures of my work and am also open to critique as well.
Any and all ideas are welcome.
Thanks as always for your time.