Breadbox Class #6: Attaching the ends

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 12-15-2011 12:35 AM 12411 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Gluing up the sides Part 6 of Breadbox Class series Part 7: The hinges »

Here’s what you’ll need to attach the ends. I use 1/4” dowels as spacers, but you can use 1/4” thick pieces of wood if you like.

I set the sides on the spacers to keep them 1/4” off the table.

Then using a square and another dowel I space the back the same way. This will create a nice even spacing around the edges. Clamp things together to that they won’t more while drilling the holes.

Then I use a smaller 7/64” drill to drill the holes through the ends and into the sides. This is the correct size the the #8 screws we will attach the end with. If you used a 1/8” drill to drill the holes in the ends then go ahead and use it for this.

Drill your holes through the ends and into the sides. Drilling extra deep won’t hurt anything.

Now you will have holes perfectly lined up.

Once all the holes are drilled I open up the holes in the ends to 11/64” or 3/16” for clearance for the #8 Screw. This will provide for e very tight joint. Part on the right has the holes opened up to final size.

Now everything is ready to glue together.


Now to how I fixed my mistake drilling the hole in the wrong place.

First I used a plug cutter to make some plugs out of the same stock ad the ends.

Then just glued the plugs in place. I will sand the smooth later.

That’s it for now.

Next we will finish everything but the handle.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 12-15-2011 01:10 AM


That lil bread box is coming right along!

Very nice tutorials!

Thank you very much for taking the time to do it!

Looks like a very nice, functional, and easy-to-build project to fit everyone… beginner – Expert!


Just the handle, front, & hinges to go!

Merry Christmas!

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 07:42 PM

I don’t suppose that you could teach a class on building plantation shutters? Great work by the way

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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