By Doug Stowe
Field making is ideal for starting woodworkers attracted to gaining talents, experimenting with layout, and feeling delight at a venture that may be accomplished with out the time and price dedication of a larger undertaking. This e-book will provide simple designs, in addition to many adaptations to coach assorted woodworking options whereas the reader creates a pragmatic merchandise or a present that would develop into an heirloom. whereas this ebook may be loved via newbies, it's going to even be nice for any woodworker drawn to small initiatives that may be performed in a weekend with wooden leftover from one other venture.
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Then turn on the tool and do it for real. A Rout a groove for the bottom Stop blocks attached to the router table’s fence allow you to cut stopped grooves on the sides. Without stop blocks, the grooves would be exposed on the finished box. Make the bottom panel To shape the bottom panel that rests in the grooves on the sides, use a tablesaw outfitted with a 1⁄ 4-in. dado blade. Because the bottom of this box is made from hardwood, which shrinks and swells with seasonal changes in humidity, the bottom should be sized to accommodate movement.
2. I used a piece of 1⁄ 8-in. brass welding stock for the guide pin, but the broken-off shaft of an old 1⁄ 8-in. drill insert the guide pin B Use 1⁄8-in. brass rod to form the pin. For larger box joints, use a larger rod or the broken-off shaft of a drill or router bit. bit will work as well (photo B ). Tap the guide pin in place and clamp the jig to the face of a miter guide or sled. 3. To use the jig, set the blade height just over the thickness of the stock and adjust the jig so that it is approximately 1⁄ 8 in.
X 111⁄ 4 in. Ash 1 2 Lid keeper strips ⁄8 in. x 7⁄16 in. x 71⁄ 4 in. Walnut, mitered to fit recess in box sides 1⁄ 8 in. x 7⁄ 16 in. x 91⁄ 4 in. 2 Lid keeper strips Walnut, mitered to fit recess in box front and back 2 Tray supports 18 1 Tray 4 Splines ⁄ in. x 7⁄16 in. x 7 in. Walnut 34 ⁄ in. x 35⁄8 in. x 9 in. Ash ⁄ in. x 25⁄8 in. x 3⁄8 in. stock Cut from 3⁄16-in. × 25⁄8-in. 3 16 1⁄ 8 in. x 5⁄ 8 in. x 21⁄ 2 in. 4 Pulls Walnut, cut and shaped to fit in 1⁄8-in. × 21⁄ 2-in. slots in box lid and sides Prepare the stock to determine the amount of material required to make this box, add the lengths of both sides and both ends, then add at least 1 in.
Basic Box Making by Doug Stowe