Basic Box Making by Doug Stowe

By Doug Stowe

Field making is ideal for starting woodworkers drawn to gaining talents, experimenting with layout, and feeling pride at a undertaking that may be accomplished with no the time and cost dedication of a larger venture. This ebook will supply uncomplicated designs, in addition to many adaptations to educate varied woodworking strategies whereas the reader creates a realistic merchandise or a present that may turn into an heirloom. whereas this publication can be loved through novices, it is going to even be nice for any woodworker drawn to small tasks that may be performed in a weekend with wooden leftover from one other venture.

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1⁄ 2 Lid in. 41⁄ 2 in. 61⁄ 2 in. Leather attaches to underside of lid, then back of box. Front and back, 1⁄ 2 in. x 21⁄ 2 in. x 6 in. Leather for hinge Side, 1⁄ 2 in. x 21⁄ 2 in. x 33⁄4 in. 2 1⁄ 2 in. Tongue, 1⁄4 in. x 1⁄4 in. 6 in. 4 in. Groove, 1⁄ 8 in. x 1⁄4 in. deep, accepts bottom 24 A Ru s t i c Tr e a s u r e B ox Bottom, 1⁄ 2 in. x 31⁄ 2 in. x 57⁄16 in. Detail of Rabbet Joint 1⁄ 2 in. Hinge Detail 3⁄ 8 in. -dia. 1 16 hard- wood dowels ⁄2 in. × 21⁄2 in. * White oak ⁄2 in. × 21⁄2 in. × 33⁄4 in.

This will give the treasure box a subtle curve that is in keeping with the curves inherent in the leather. Cut the lid to accept the hinge The recess at the back of the lid allows clearance for the center part of the leather hinge. Mark out the hinge location on the back of the lid, then create the recess by making a series of cuts using your tablesaw sled. Shape the lid Use a disk C sander to shape the lid. Make a pencil mark 1⁄ 8 in. in from each direction on each corner, then sand a curved transition from the center of the lid to the pencil marks.

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. extra to allow a small amount of waste in cutting the parts to length. To thickness the stock to its final 1⁄ 2-in. dimension, you can either resaw the stock on the tablesaw or run it through the thickness planer. Before mitering the ends of the stock, rip the length of stock to final width at the tablesaw.

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