The Zen of Woodworking #8: The tyranny of numbers

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Blog entry by BigAxe posted 01-04-2017 10:41 PM 695 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have decided to build a simple dovetail box to store a set of Narex mortising chisels. I am retiring these chisels from service and decided they needed a proper resting spot.
In addition my dust collection system just died so I decided to build the box using all hand tools.
Now a simple box has 6 sides. This means I have to dimension 6 pieces of wood. Each piece of wood has 6 sides. Simple math tells me I have to true up 6×6 or 36 sides.
Now a box has 12 edges. and each edge has 2 matching ends therefore I have to cut 12×2 or 24 sets of tails, dados etc to build this box.
Wish me luck. I will post the results when I completed the job.

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