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Dovetail Bible Box #6: It's A Wrap

03-05-2010 02:17 AM by OutPutter | 3 comments »

Well, it’s been over three weeks since I put the finish on my box and contemplated putting on the hinges. Since then several things have happened. The weather was cold in Houston for a while and I moved the box inside the house for a while. Over that time, I noticed the bottom had bowed slightly and two small cracks formed in one end. Even though my sliding dovetail construction allowed the sides to move as the bottom contracted and expanded, it didn’t prevent the bottom from cupping. There was also some bowing in the top. That gave me great pause because I don’t want to give away a box that cracks and begs for someone to throw it away especially when it’s a ...

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