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Blog series by BritBoxmaker updated 11-26-2010 04:30 PM 4 parts 9893 reads 73 comments total

Part 1: is coming

11-23-2010 07:45 PM by BritBoxmaker | 16 comments »

Hello all. A little while back someone came up with a box that was 2 cubic inches in size. I looked up my old ‘Little Bess Ring box’ posting and found that to be approaching 3 cubic inches. Now there’s a challenge I thought. So was born the idea for Atom, a 1 cubic inch box. Here is the paper model--Its full size at 24mm on a side (just under 1”). It will have 2mm (5/64”) thick walls. The lid will be drop on. Now there is a tiny box. Here is a pic of my pro...

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Part 2: Zen and the art of jig making (or Getting Jiggy with it)

11-24-2010 07:00 PM by BritBoxmaker | 19 comments »

I lay awake desperately for two hours trying to figure out how I was to cut four sides and a top from this striped cross.--In the end I gave up and went to sleep. My new planer arrived bright and early. My old one had died inexplicably. Damn I thought this is getting me away from the project. I dutifully put it together, tried it out and tidied away the old one all without much enthusiasm. Another trip to the re-cycle centre (used to be called the dump, now re-cycle Nazis quiz you as to wh...

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Part 3: Mice with tweezers

11-26-2010 02:40 PM by BritBoxmaker | 15 comments »

Back in my computer days thats how we thought the Japanese put their kit together. They used mice with tweezers! Anyway steady hands needed here for the assembly. I had cut four 2mm square Ebony strips for the edging. So here we go. Edge the pieces. Just showing the top here. --Each side piece was edged (one edge only) using the excess from the above. They were all trimmed to size on the disc sander, 180 grit disc. Attach side one to top, other sides ready and waiting. I think they enjoy w...

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Part 4: Good News, Bad News

11-26-2010 04:30 PM by BritBoxmaker | 23 comments »

My hands stopped shaking long enough for me to pluck up the courage to tell myself I didn’t need a jig, just zero clearance on the table saw blade and a piece of MDF to back up the rear end of the box.--Again please disregard the holes in what is just a previously enjoyed piece of MDF which is now being used for zero clearance. You might just see the saw blade peeking through the slot, by about 3/4 mm. Well the good news. It worked. I sawed all around with no mishap. Just a bare vene...

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